Molecules 2011, 16(8), 6481-6488; doi:10.3390/molecules16086481
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Phenylacetonitrile from the Giant Knotweed, Fallopia sachalinensis, Infested by the Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica, Is Induced by Exogenous Methyl Jasmonate

Department of Biological Production, Akita Prefectural University, Akita 010-0195, Japan
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Received: 4 July 2011; in revised form: 28 July 2011 / Accepted: 2 August 2011 / Published: 3 August 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products)
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Abstract: Phenylacetonitrile, (E)-b-ocimene, linalool, (E)-4,8-dimethyl-1,3,7-nonatriene and (E,E)-a-farnesene were identified as Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, feeding-induced volatiles from the leaves of the giant knotweed, Fallopia sachalinensis, but not by mechanical damage. Volatile emission was also induced by treatment with a cellular signaling molecule, methyl jasmonate. These results suggest that volatiles will be synthesized de novo by a biotic elicitor from P. japonica oral secretion.
Keywords: Fallopia sachalinensis; herbivore-induced volatiles; methyl jasmonate; phenylacetonitrile; Popillia japonica

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Noge, K.; Abe, M.; Tamogami, S. Phenylacetonitrile from the Giant Knotweed, Fallopia sachalinensis, Infested by the Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica, Is Induced by Exogenous Methyl Jasmonate. Molecules 2011, 16, 6481-6488.

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Noge K, Abe M, Tamogami S. Phenylacetonitrile from the Giant Knotweed, Fallopia sachalinensis, Infested by the Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica, Is Induced by Exogenous Methyl Jasmonate. Molecules. 2011; 16(8):6481-6488.

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Noge, Koji; Abe, Makoto; Tamogami, Shigeru. 2011. "Phenylacetonitrile from the Giant Knotweed, Fallopia sachalinensis, Infested by the Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica, Is Induced by Exogenous Methyl Jasmonate." Molecules 16, no. 8: 6481-6488.

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