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Evidence of Subterranean Termite Feeding Deterrent Produced by Brown Rot Fungus Fibroporia radiculosa (Peck) Parmasto 1968 (Polyporales, Fomitopsidaceae)
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Insects 2017, 8(1), 29;

Feeding Deterrence to Reticulitermes speratus (Kolbe) by Fibroporia radiculosa (Peck) Parmasto 1968

Graduate School of Life and Environmental Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture 305-8571, Japan
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Academic Editors: Tsuyoshi Yoshimura, Wakako Ohmura, Vernard Lewis and Ryutaro Iwata
Received: 27 January 2017 / Accepted: 28 February 2017 / Published: 6 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Management of Wood-Attacking Insects)
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Brown rot fungus Fibroporia radiculosa (Peck) Parmasto grown in decayed wood and non-wood material, potato dextrose agar (PDA) media, deterred Reticulitermes speratus (Kolbe) feeding. Decayed wood and PDA media were extracted and tests were performed to assess termite feeding behavior towards the extracts. We found that the extract from PDA media also suppressed termite feeding, although it did not induce mortality. Using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry analysis, two bioactive compounds were detected from the decayed wood extract, and one was detected from the PDA extract. Based on National Institute of Science and Technology (USA) Mass Spectral library match and compound fragmentation, both of the compounds belong to the sesquiterpenes family. View Full-Text
Keywords: Fibroporia radiculosa; feeding behavior; Reticulitermes speratus Fibroporia radiculosa; feeding behavior; Reticulitermes speratus

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Kamaluddin, N.N.; Matsuyama, S.; Nakagawa-Izumi, A. Feeding Deterrence to Reticulitermes speratus (Kolbe) by Fibroporia radiculosa (Peck) Parmasto 1968. Insects 2017, 8, 29.

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