Journal of Chemical Ecology (2004) 30, 109-124

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Joseph C. Onyilagha, Jennifer Lazorko, Margaret Y. Gruber, Juliana J. Soroka and Martin A. Erlandson (2004)
Effect of flavonoids on feeding preference and development of the crucifer pest Mamestra configurata Walker
Journal of Chemical Ecology 30 (1), 109-124
Abstract: Thirty-seven flavonoid compounds (9 flavones, 18 flavonols, 8 flavanones, and 2 flavanonols) were investigated for their effect on feeding choice with bertha armyworm (Mamestra configurata Walker; BAW). Feeding choice was dependent upon subtle differences in biochemical structure. Unsubstituted flavone and flavanone were the strongest feeding deterrents in the choice bioassay, while 7,4'-dihydroxyflavone and dihydroquercetin stimulated BAW to feed. The constitutive flavonoids of Brassica napus, isorhamnetin-3-sophoroside-7-glucoside and kaempferol-3,7-diglucoside, were effective deterrents when supplemented at concentrations higher than endogenous levels. In a no-choice bioassay, flavone reduced both larval weight as well as larval and pupal development time.
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Database assignments for author(s): Margaret Y. Gruber, Martin A. Erlandson, Juliana J. Soroka

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution
resistance/tolerance/defence of host

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Mamestra configurata Rape/canola (Brassica napus)