(2R,5S)‐Theaspirane Identified as the Kairomone for the Banana Weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus, from Attractive Senesced Leaves of the Host Banana, Musa spp.

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Abagale, S. A., Woodcock, C. M., Hooper, A. M., Caulfield, J. C., Withall, D., Chamberlain, K., Acquaah, S. O., Van Emden, H., Braimah, H., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2018. (2R,5S)‐Theaspirane Identified as the Kairomone for the Banana Weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus, from Attractive Senesced Leaves of the Host Banana, Musa spp. Chemistry-A European Journal. 24 (37), pp. 9217-9219.

AuthorsAbagale, S. A., Woodcock, C. M., Hooper, A. M., Caulfield, J. C., Withall, D., Chamberlain, K., Acquaah, S. O., Van Emden, H., Braimah, H., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A.
Abstract

The principal active component produced by highly attractive senesced host banana leaves, Musa spp., for the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus, is shown by coupled gas chromatography‐electroantennography (GC‐EAG), coupled GC‐mass spectrometry (GC‐MS), chemical synthesis and coupled enantioselective (chiral) GC‐EAG to be (2R,5S)‐theaspirane. In laboratory behaviour tests, the synthetic compound is as attractive as natural host leaf material and presents a new opportunity for pest control.

Year of Publication2018
JournalChemistry-A European Journal
Journal citation24 (37), pp. 9217-9219
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1002/chem.201800315
PubMed ID29644772
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeChemical Ecology and IPM for the banana weevil in Ghana
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online06 Jun 2018
Publication process dates
Accepted12 Apr 2018
Copyright licenseCC BY
ISSN0947-6539
PublisherWiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh

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