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Typical Monoterpenes as Insecticides and Repellents against Stored Grain Pests

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Reis, Suelen L. [1] ; Mantello, Anieli G. [1] ; Macedo, Jeferson M. [1] ; Gelfuso, Erica A. [1] ; da Silva, Cassio P. [1] ; Fachin, Ana L. [1] ; Cardoso, Alexandre M. [2] ; Beleboni, Rene O. [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Ribeirao Preto, Unidade Biotecnol, BR-14096900 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Fed Educ Ciencia & Tecnol Sao Paulo IFSP, BR-14781502 Barretos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Molecules; v. 21, n. 3 MAR 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 10

Five monoterpenes naturally occurring in essential oils were tested for their insecticidal and repellent activities against the bruchid beetle Callosobruchus maculatus and the maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais. The monoterpenes were highly efficient as inducers of mortality or repellency against both insect species. They were more efficient in their fumigant activity against C. maculatus than against S. zeamais, while this profile of action was inverted when considering the repellent activities. Eugenol was one the most effective fumigants against both insects and one the most effective repellent against C. maculatus, while citronellal and geranial were one the most effective repellents against S. zeamais. Functional and positional isomerism of the monoterpenes pairs appears to exert little or no influence on theirs effects, especially in case of repellency. The validation of the insecticidal/repellent efficacy of isolated monoterpenes may permit a more advantageous, rapid, economic and optimized approach to the identification of promising oils for commercial formulations when combined with ethnobotanical strategies. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/13738-8 - Erythrinian alkaloids from E. mulungu Mart. ex Benth. (Leguminosae-Papilionaceae): New assessments on neuroethology, neurochemistry, histology, immunohistochemistry and electroencephalography approaches using rats submitted to pilocarpine model
Grantee:Erica Aparecida Gelfuso Rossete
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate