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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Open database for insect semiochemicals

Gino D'Oca, Open database for insect semiochemicals, Chemistry Central Blog, May 2, 2008.

To continue our theme of providing overviews of free-to-access chemical databases, I feel Pherobase, a interesting database of insect behaviour modifying chemicals, to be well worth a mention.

The database, hosted by the chemical ecology group, HortResearch, New Zealand, is aimed at "convert[ing] scientific data and knowledge from the literature and publish[ing] peer-reviewed information about behavioural modifying chemicals in insects into electronically searchable database entries." ...

The database, which has now grown to over 50,000 entries - of which 3,000 contain details on molecules - also contains mass spectral data on over 1,500 of the compounds. ...