Journal article

Isovitexin-2'-O-beta-[6-O-e-p-coumaroylglucopyranoside] from UV-B irradiated leaves of rice, Oryza sativa l. inhibits fertility of Helicoverpa armigera

Merdelyn T Caasi-Lit, Gregory J Tanner, Murali NayudU, Malcolm I Whitecross

PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

UV-B irradiated rice leaves (Oryza sativa L.) contained four closely related flavonoids, with either an isoorientin or isovitexin aglycone. These flavonoids have previously been purified and characterized, and were added to artificial diets of the African bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera Hübner) at 0.1x concentration found in irradiated rice leaves. Consumption of different diets had relatively small effects on laval, pupal and adult duration, weight and survival, indicating the insects lived near normal life cycles on all diets. However, one of the compounds, flavonoid IIa, isovitexin-2''-O-beta-[6-O-E-p-coumaroylglucopyranoside], dramatically reduced the number of fertile eggs laid to 7% of ..

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