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Extraction, thin-layer chromatography and gas chromatography–mass spectrophotometry analyses revealed the presence of 12, 13, and 12 fatty acids in young, mature, and senescent leaves of Momordica charantia L., representing 87.30, 95.25, and 83.11 % of the total fatty acids, respectively. The proportion of saturated fatty acids was highest in senescent(More)
Extraction, thin-layer chromatography, and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry of leaf surface waxes of Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae) revealed that 20 n-alkanes between n-C15 and n-C36, except n-C34 and n-C35, commonly occur in young, mature, and senescent stages. Hentriacontane, hentriacontane, and hexatriacontane were the predominant compounds(More)
Aulacophora foveicollis Lucas (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and Epilachna dodecastigma (Wied.) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) are important herbivore pests of Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng (Cucurbitaceae).The volatile organic compound (VOC) profile from undamaged and mechanically damaged plants, and from plants 24 h and 120 h following continuous feeding of(More)
In this paper, we show for the first time that ultrafast light illumination can induce an unusually broad transient optical absorption (TA), spanning of ≈ 200 nm in the sub-bandgap region of chalcogenide GeSe2 thin films, which we interpret as being a manifestation of creation and annihilation of light induced defects. Further, TA in ultrashort time scales(More)
The effects of feeding on root by the larvae and three types of Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng (Cucubitaceae) leaves (young, mature and senescent) by the adults of Aulacophora foveicollis Lucas (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) were studied under laboratory conditions. Total larval developmental time was 19.7 ± 0.2 days by feeding on young roots. Adult males(More)
Galerucella placida Baly (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) is a potential biocontrol agent of the rice-field weed Polygonum orientale L. (Polygonaceae). The volatile organic compound (VOC) profiles from undamaged and mechanically damaged plants, and from plants 12- and 36-h following continuous feeding of female G. placida adults and 2nd instar larvae were(More)
Epilachna vigintioctopunctata Fabr. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and Aulacophora foveicollis Lucas (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) are important pests of Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi (Cucurbitaceae), commonly known as creeping cucumber. The profiles of volatile organic compounds from undamaged plants, plants after 48 hr continuous feeding of adult females(More)
The effect of five constant temperatures of 21, 24, 27, 30 and 33 °C on adult life span, reproduction, oviposition behavior and larval developmental time of a bitter gourd inhabited coleopteran insect Epilachna dodecastigma (Wied.) (Coccinellidae) was determined in laboratory conditions under 70 ± 5 % relative humidity and a photoperiod of 12 L : 12 D.(More)
Galerucella placida Baly (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) is a promising biocontrol agent of the rice-field weed Polygonum orientale L. (Polygonaceae) in India and Bangladesh. The longevity of G. placida adults was related with nutrients and antinutrients of young, mature and senescent leaves of P. orientale. Mature leaves of P. orientale had higher level of(More)
Extraction, thin layer chromatography and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry of Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi, commonly known as creeping cucumber, (Cucurbitaceae) leaves revealed 21 long-chain primary alcohols, and 100 g leaves indicated presence of 3651.59 ± 327.18 SE µg long-chain primary alcohols. 1-Heptadecanol and 1-triacontanol were the(More)
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