Campus Units

Entomology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-2000

Journal or Book Title

Environmental Entomology

Volume

29

Issue

6

First Page

1133

Last Page

1137

DOI

10.1603/0046-225X-29.6.1133

Abstract

The fruit of the osage orange tree, Maclura pomifera (Raf.) Schneid (Moraceae), has long been thought to be repellent to insects. A preliminary study reported here confirmed repellency of fruit extracts to the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky. Two isoflavones, osajin and pomiferin, were isolated from the mature fruit of M. pomifera in high purity (≥95%). Testing of purified osajin and pomiferin failed to show repellency. Repellency is likely caused by factors other than isoflavones in the fruit.

Comments

This article is from Environmental Entomology 29 (2000): 1133, doi:10.1603/0046-225X-29.6.1133. Posted with permission.

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This article is the copyright property of the Entomological Society of America and may not be used for any commercial or other private purpose without specific permission of the Entomological Society of America.

Copyright Owner

Entomological Society of America

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Entomology Commons

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