Response of northern corn rootworm, Diabrotica barberi Smith and Lawrence, to stereoisomers of 8-methyl-2-decyl propanoate

P. L. Guss, P. E. Sonnet, R. L. Carney, J. H. Tumlinson, P. J. Wilkin

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Abstract

The four stereoisomers of 8-methyl-2-decyl propanoate were tested in South Dakota for attractiveness to the northern corn rootworm, Diabrotica barberi Smith and Lawrence (NCR). Only the 2 R,8 R configuration was attractive to the NCR. Inhibition of the NCR response to 2 R,8 R occurred when either the 2 S,8 R or 2 S,8 S isomers were components of the pheromone source. The 2 R,8 S configuration elicited no behavioral activity in the NCR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry

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