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Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Biotech
Publisher : Wiley Online Library
Source : Journal of Applied Entomology, Wiley Online Library, Volume 125, Number 1-2, p.25–30 (2001)
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Biotechnology
Center : Biotechnology, Phytochemistry Labs
Department : biotechnology, Chemistry
Year : 2001
Abstract : Plumbagin, a naphthoquinone occurring in the plants belonging to Plumbago sp. is known to have insect growth disrupting activities. In the present study, a comparative evaluation of bioactivities of related naphthoquinones, juglone and menadione and benzoquinones, 2,6-dimethylbenzoquinone and 2,3,6-trimethylbenzoquinone along with 2,6-dimethylhydroquinone have been undertaken using Dysdercus koenigii. The LD50 values of the compounds showed wide variation. Although all the test compounds disrupted the normal growth at sublethal doses, 2,6-dimethylbenzoquinone and menadione showed activity at low doses.
Cite this Research Publication : A. Banerji, Magdum, S., Kalena, G. P., and A. Banerji, “Insect growth regulatory activity of naturally occurring quinones and their derivatives in Dysdercus koenigii Fabr.(Hem., Pyrrhocoridae)”, Journal of Applied Entomology, vol. 125, pp. 25–30, 2001.