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Phaedon cochleariae and Gastrophysa viridula (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae) produce defensive iridoid monoterpenes de novo and are able to sequester glycosidically bound terpenoid precursors

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Feld,  B. K.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Boland,  W.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Feld, B. K., Pasteels, J. M., & Boland, W. (2001). Phaedon cochleariae and Gastrophysa viridula (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) produce defensive iridoid monoterpenes de novo and are able to sequester glycosidically bound terpenoid precursors. Chemoecology, 11(4), 191-198. doi:10.1007/PL00001851.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-9FFE-F
Abstract
Larvae of the chrysomelid beetles Phaedon cochleariae and Gastrophysa viridula use iridoid monoterpenes for defense. The compounds are synthesized de novo in the glandular tissue and the reservoir. However, larvae feeding on leaves impregnated with thio