Experientia

, Volume 32, Issue 7, pp 829–830

Isolation of the insect paralyzing agent coniine fromSarracenia flava

Authors

  • N. V. Mody
    • USDA Boll Weevil Research Laboratory
    • Department of ChemistryMississippi State University
  • R. Henson
    • USDA Boll Weevil Research Laboratory
    • Department of ChemistryMississippi State University
  • P. A. Hedin
    • USDA Boll Weevil Research Laboratory
    • Department of ChemistryMississippi State University
  • U. Kokpol
    • USDA Boll Weevil Research Laboratory
    • Department of ChemistryMississippi State University
  • D. H. Miles
    • USDA Boll Weevil Research Laboratory
    • Department of ChemistryMississippi State University
Specialia Chimica, Biochimica

DOI: 10.1007/BF02003710

Cite this article as:
Mody, N.V., Henson, R., Hedin, P.A. et al. Experientia (1976) 32: 829. doi:10.1007/BF02003710

Summary

As part of a study to clarify the relationship between insects and the insectivorous plantSarracenia flava, we have observed the presence of the paralyzing agent coniine in the volatile constituents. Fire ants have been used as the test organism in bioassay studies for paralyzing activity.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1976