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Dewhirst, S. Y., Birkett, M. A., Loza-Reyes, E., Martin, J. L., Pye, B. J., Smart, L. E., Hardie, J. and Pickett, J. A. 2012. Activation of defence in sweet pepper, Capiscum annuum, by cis- jasmone, and its impact on aphid and aphid parasitoid behaviour. Pest Management Science. 68 (10), pp. 1419-1429.
|Authors||Dewhirst, S. Y., Birkett, M. A., Loza-Reyes, E., Martin, J. L., Pye, B. J., Smart, L. E., Hardie, J. and Pickett, J. A.|
BACKGROUND: Two important pests of the sweet pepper, Capsicum annuum, are the peach potato aphid, Myzus persicae, and the glasshouse potato aphid, Aulacorthum solani. Current aphid control measures include the use of biological control agents, i.e. parasitic wasps, but with varying levels of success. One option to increase parasitoid efficiency is to activate plant defence. Therefore, sweet pepper plants were treated with the naturally occurring plant defence activator cis-jasmone, and its impact upon the behaviour and development of aphids and aphid parasitoids was investigated. RESULTS: Growth rate studies revealed that the intrinsic rate of population increase of A. solani and M. persicae on sweet pepper plants treated with cis-jasmone (cJSP) was not affected compared with untreated plants (UnSP), but the positive behavioural response of alate M. persicae towards the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from UnSP was eliminated by cis-jasmone treatment 48 h previously (cJSP48). In addition, the aphid parasitoid Aphidius ervi preferred VOCs from cJSP48 compared with UnSP, and a significant increase in foraging time was also observed on cJSP. Analysis of VOCs collected from cJSP48 revealed differences compared with UnSP. CONCLUSION: There is evidence that treatment with cis-jasmone has the potential to improve protection of sweet pepper against insect pests. (C) Crown copyright 2012. Reproduced with permission of Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Journal||Pest Management Science|
|Journal citation||68 (10), pp. 1419-1429|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1002/ps.3326|
|Open access||Published as non-open access|
|Funder||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council|
|Plant Biosciences Ltd (PBL)|
|Funder project or code||Delivering Sustainable Systems (SS) [ISPG]|
|Elucidating the chemical ecology of below ground plant-plant communication|
|Online||28 Mar 2012|
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