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Weldon, Paul J;Dunn, Jr, Billie S;McDaniel, Clarence A;Werner, Dagmar I
Lipids in the femoral gland secretions of the green iguana (Iguana iguana)
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B: Comparative Biochemistry
1990
Journal Article
95
3
541-543
Iguana iguana
1. Femoral gland secretions were obtained from juvenile and adult male green iguanas (Iguana iguana) from Panama during December, when iguanas are reproductively active. 2. Thin-layer chromatograms of chloroform-methanol extracts of the secretions of both age classes indicate bands consistent with sterols, free fatty acids, steryl esters, phosphatidylethanolamine and lysophophatidylcholine. 3. Analyses by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry indicate C14–C24 fatty acids, cholestan-3-ol and cholest-5-en-3-ol in the secretions of both age classes.