Phenylethylamine as a biochemical marker of tiger

Z Naturforsch C Biosci. 1979 Aug;34(7-8):632-3. doi: 10.1515/znc-1979-7-824.


Pheromones of the tiger happen to be a mixture of amines which are "fixed" by lipids. One of these, found always in all the four tigers investigated, is phenylethylamine. This may be a biochemical marker at a species level.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Carnivora / physiology*
  • Phenethylamines*
  • Pheromones* / physiology


  • Phenethylamines
  • Pheromones