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(2R,5S)-Theaspirane Identified as the Kairomone for the Banana Weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus, from Attractive Senesced Leaves of the Host Banana, Musa spp.

Abagale, Samson A., Woodcock, Christine M., Hooper, Antony M., Caulfield, John C., Withall, David, Chamberlain, Keith, Acquaah, Samuel O., Van-Emden, Helmut, Braimah, Haruna, Pickett, John A. and Birkett, Michael A. 2018. (2R,5S)-Theaspirane Identified as the Kairomone for the Banana Weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus, from Attractive Senesced Leaves of the Host Banana, Musa spp. Chemistry - a European Journal 24 (37) , pp. 9217-9219. 10.1002/chem.201800315

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Abstract

The principal active component produced by highly attractive senesced host banana leaves, Musa spp., for the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus, is shown by coupled gas chromatography-electroantennography (GCEAG), coupled GC-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), chemical synthesis and coupled enantioselective (chiral) GC-EAG to be (2R,5S)-theaspirane. In laboratory behaviour tests, the synthetic compound is as attractive as natural host leaf material and presents a new opportunity for pest control.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Publisher: WileyBlackwell
ISSN: 0947-6539
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 May 2019
Date of Acceptance: 12 April 2018
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 13:42
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/122688

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