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- Ahn, Seung-Joon; Badenes-Pérez, Francisco R.; Heckel, David G.
- Journal of insect physiology 2011 v.57 no.9 pp. 1212-1219
- Heliothis subflexa, etc ; Capsicum annuum; Helicoverpa armigera; Helicoverpa assulta; Helicoverpa zea; Heliothis virescens; Spodoptera frugiperda; acute toxicity; artificial diets; capsaicin; dietary exposure; digestibility; food consumption; foods; fruits; herbivores; host range; insects; instars; larvae; larval development; mortality; paralysis; Show all 23 Subjects
- ... Plant secondary compounds not only play an important role in plant defense, but have been a driving force for host adaptation by herbivores. Capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide), an alkaloid found in the fruit of Capsicum spp. (Solanaceae), is responsible for the pungency of hot pepper fruits and is unique to the genus. The oriental tobacco budworm, Helicoverpa assulta (Lepidoptera: Noctui ...