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Several Streptomyces species are known to produce metabolites that inhibit plant pathogens. One such compound is geldanamycin (GA), a benzoquinone ansamycin originally isolated from Streptomyces hygroscopicus . We examined the effect of geldanamycin on egg hatch and juvenile motility in...
The sex pheromone of female dogwood borers (DWB) Synanthedon scitula (Harris) (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) was determined to be an 88:6:6 ternary blend of ( Z,Z )-3,13-octadecadienyl acetate ( Z,Z -3,13-ODDA), ( E,Z )-2,13-octadecadienyl acetate ( E,Z -2,13-ODDA), and ( Z,E )-3,13-octadecadienyl...
Three strains of each of the seven taxa comprising the Penicillium series Corymbifera were surveyed by direct injection mass spectrometry (MS) and liquid chromatography–MS for the production of terrestric acid and roquefortine/oxaline biosynthesis pathway metabolites when cultured upon...
An analytical method has been applied to determine volatile organic compounds in zucchini flowers. In a first step, the analytical method was applied to characterize the main scents emitted by whole male and female living flowers of three main commercial cultivars of zucchini (Tosca, Chapin, and...
Atmospheric CO 2 concentrations have increased dramatically over the last century and continuing increases are expected to have significant, though currently unpredictable, effects on ecosystems. One important process that may be affected by elevated CO 2 is leaf litter decomposition. We...
We examined the relationship between internal resources (root reserves), external resources (soil fertility), and allocation to defense vs. growth in the clonal, perennial herb Solanum carolinense . In a short-term (9 d) greenhouse experiment, plants were treated once with jasmonic acid (JA) to...
We determined the quantity and chemical composition of cuticular hydrocarbons of different strains, sexes, and ages of buffalo flies, Haematobia exigua . The quantity of cuticular hydrocarbons increased from less than 1 μg/fly for newly emerged flies to over 11 μg/fly in 13-d-old flies. The...
Primary plant surfaces, covered with cuticles consisting of cutin and waxes, are important substrates for interaction with insects. The composition of leaf surfaces of the myrmecophilic plant Macaranga tanarius was studied. The prenylated flavanone nymphaeol-C was identified in surface extracts...
A metal oxide sensor-based electronic nose was tested for its ability to discriminate among chrysanthemum cultivars with varying degrees of resistance to western flower thrips (WFT), based on volatile chemicals released from cut leaves. Cultivars that were susceptible, intermediate, or resistant...
Most snakes and lizards produce eggs with flexible shells that interact with the environment to maintain water balance. Geckos produce rigid eggshells that are independent of an external source of water and can be oviposited in more open, dryer locations. In this study, we analyzed and compared...
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