Isolation of the insect paralyzing agent coniine fromSarracenia flava
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- Mody, N.V., Henson, R., Hedin, P.A. et al. Experientia (1976) 32: 829. doi:10.1007/BF02003710
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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.