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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Method and Compositions for Inhibiting the Scent Tracking Ability of Biting Midges

Authors
item Nolen, James - BIOSENSORY, INC.
item Bedoukian, Robert - BEDOUKIAN RESEARCH, INC.
item Maloney, Robert - BEDOUKIAN RESEARCH, INC.
item Kline, Daniel

Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: December 9, 2003
Publication Date: December 9, 2003
Citation: NOLEN, J.A., BEDOUKIAN, R.H., MALONEY, R.E., KLINE, D.L. METHOD AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INHIBITING THE SCENT TRACKING ABILITY OF BITING MIDGES. U.S.PATENT 6,660,775. 12/09/2003.

Interpretive Summary: Abstract Only.

Technical Abstract: The ability of biting midges to locate a target by olfactory emissions of the target is inhibited by dispensing into a spatial area an inhibiting effective amount of at least one inhibiting compound selected from the group consisting of 3-methyl-1-alkene-3-ols of the formula ##STR1## and 3-methyl-1-alkyn-3-ols of the formula: ##STR2## wherein R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are each independently a saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group containing from 1 to about 12 carbon atoms.

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