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Figure 3


Relative amounts of 12 volatile compounds collected from virgin queens less than 48 hours old (VQ< 48), 7–8 days old (VQ 7–8 d), instrumentally inseminated (II) and naturally mated (NM) queens. The compounds are represented by peak numbers on a gas chromatogram. Inset plot shows four compounds whose relative amounts were ten-fold higher than the other eight.

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