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Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Biotech
Publisher : Cambridge Univ Press
Source : International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, Cambridge Univ Press, Volume 22, Number 04, p.321–322 (2002)
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Biotechnology
Center : Biotechnology, Phytochemistry Labs
Department : biotechnology, Chemistry
Year : 2002
Abstract : Plumbagin, a napthoquinone from the plant Plumbago zeylanica, delayed pupation when topically applied to newly moulted final instars of the leaf eating caterpillar Opisina arenosella Walker (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae). Pupae from treated larvae emerged into non-viable adults and had abnormalities such as deformed wings and shrunken abdomens; they also died much before the control insects. The results suggest that plumbagin interferes with the process of development and ecdysis of the insect.
Cite this Research Publication : M. A. Suresh Kumar and Banerji, A., “Growth Disruption in Opisina arenosella Walker by Plumbagin, A Naturally Occurring Insect Growth Regulator”, International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, vol. 22, pp. 321–322, 2002.