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Acaricidal Activity of Lupeol from Inula britanica against Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Acari: Tetranychidae)

  • You-nian Wang
  • Dan-dan Duan
  • Jun Cheng
  • Yu-bo Liu
  • Guang-lu Shi
  • Bao-sheng Tong
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 134)

Abstract

Extracts of Inula britanica were bioassayed to determine their acaricidal activities against Tetranychus cinnabarinus in the laboratory. The results showed lupeol from I. britanica is toxic to these mites, which showed high mite mortality. The present paper reports lupeol changed the balance of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), Na+-ATPase, POD, and catalase to damage the cuticle, muscular filament, nuclear membrane, mitochondria, and endoplasmic reticulum of treated mite, then ultimately killed T. cinnabarinus. This study is the first to report the acaricidal property of I. britanica and its potential as a botanical pest control agent.

Keywords

Inula britanica lupeol Tetranychus cinnabarinus enzyme activity Transmission electron microscope 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • You-nian Wang
    • 1
  • Dan-dan Duan
    • 1
  • Jun Cheng
    • 1
  • Yu-bo Liu
    • 1
  • Guang-lu Shi
    • 1
  • Bao-sheng Tong
    • 2
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Urban Agriculture (North) of Ministry of Agriculture, P.R. ChinaBeijing University of AgricultureBeijingChina
  2. 2.Inn Mongolia Yongye Biotechnology Co., Ltd.NeimengguChina

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