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Citation. Cooper-Driver, G. A.; Quesne, P. W. Le. 1987. Diterpenoids as insect antifeedants and growth inhibitors: role in Solidago species. Pages 534-550 in Waller, G. R., editor, Allelochemicals: Role in Agriculture and Forestry. 190th Meeting American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.   [1276  CC]

Abstract. Diterpenoids have a wide range of biological activities. Their role in plant-insect interactions, both as anti-feedancts and growth inhibitors, is reviewed. Four ent-kauranes, kaur-16-en-19-oic acid, (-)-kauran-16alpha-ol, 15 alpha-hydroxy-(-)-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid, and 17-hydroxy-(-)-kaur-15-en-19-oic acid, have recently been isolated from the leaves of Solidago nemoralis. These compounds were found to have antifeedant activity against Trirhabda canadensis.

Keywords. Solidago nemoralis, Trirhabda canadensis, kauranes, diterpenoids

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