Distribution and production of trans-aconitic acid in barnyard grass (echinochloa crus-galli var. oryzicola) as putative antifeedant against brown planthoppers

Maki Katsuhara, Katsuhiro Sakano, Mamoru Sato, Hiromu Kawakita, Susumu Kawabe

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    Abstract

    A quantitative analysis of organic acid in leaves of barnyard grass revealed that the contents of trans-aconitic acid were high, suggesting that this compound may act as an antifeedant against brown planthoppers. However, trans-aconitic acid could not be detected in the phloem sap which was considered to be the main nutrient source for brown planthoppers. trans-Aconitic acid was formed in vitro from cis-aconitic acid through the aconitate isomerase activity which was detected only in the leaf sheath, but not in the leaf blade.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)251-254
    Number of pages4
    JournalPlant and Cell Physiology
    Volume34
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993

    Keywords

    • Aconitate isomerase
    • Antifeedant
    • Barnyard grass
    • Brown planthopper
    • Rice
    • Trans-Aconitic acid

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physiology
    • Plant Science
    • Cell Biology

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