Use of lichen secondary metabolites as antifeedants to protect higher plants from damage caused by slug feeding

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Clark, S. J., Henderson, I. F., Hill, D. J. and Martin, A. P. 1999. Use of lichen secondary metabolites as antifeedants to protect higher plants from damage caused by slug feeding. Annals of Applied Biology. 134 (1), pp. 101-108.

AuthorsClark, S. J., Henderson, I. F., Hill, D. J. and Martin, A. P.
Abstract

Extracts of 15 species of lichen were tested for antifeedant properties against the field slug Deroceras reticulatum (Muller) (Mollusca: Pulmonata). All but three showed some activity and two of these were from endolithic species. The most effective extract was from Letharia vulpina. The major active compound from this species, vulpinic acid, was tested for dose response, applied as a foliar spray to turnip plants and as a dressing to wheat seeds in laboratory experiments. It provided effective protection against slug feeding under these conditions.

KeywordsAgriculture, Multidisciplinary
Year of Publication1999
JournalAnnals of Applied Biology
Journal citation134 (1), pp. 101-108
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/j.1744-7348.1999.tb05240.x
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Funder project or code207
433
ISSN00034746
PublisherWiley

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