, Volume 36, Issue 12, pp 1387–1388 | Cite as

Insecticidal effect of trans-2-nonenal, a constituent of carrot root

  • P. M. Guerin
  • M. F. Ryan


Vapour of trans-2-nonenal killed the carrot fly larva,Psila rosae, with an LC50 of 2.17 mg/24h. The aldehyde was identified in the essential oil of carrot in concentrations of up to 40 μg/root.


Aldehyde Carrot Root Insecticidal Effect 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Guerin
    • 1
  • M. F. Ryan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity College DublinBelfield(Ireland)

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