Experientia

, Volume 32, Issue 7, pp 829–830

Isolation of the insect paralyzing agent coniine fromSarracenia flava

  • N. V. Mody
  • R. Henson
  • P. A. Hedin
  • U. Kokpol
  • D. H. Miles
Specialia Chimica, Biochimica

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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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Mody
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Henson
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. A. Hedin
    • 1
    • 2
  • U. Kokpol
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. H. Miles
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.USDA Boll Weevil Research LaboratoryMississippiUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryMississippi State UniversityMississippiUSA
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  4. 4.USDA, P.O. Drawen O.G.College StationUSA

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