Caffeine Does Not Protect Coffee Against the Leaf Miner Perileucoptera coffeella

@article{Filho2004CaffeineDN,
  title={Caffeine Does Not Protect Coffee Against the Leaf Miner Perileucoptera coffeella},
  author={O. G. Filho and P. Mazzafera},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={26},
  pages={1447-1464}
}
  • O. G. Filho, P. Mazzafera
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of Chemical Ecology
  • The larvae of Perileucoptera coffeella, a leaf miner, is one of the main pests attacking coffee plantations. Caffeine is the major alkaloid in this crop and may have a role in insect resistance. Since there is genetic variability in both resistance to the coffee leaf miner and in caffeine content among different coffee species, we investigated the role of this alkaloid as an antiherbivory compound. Coffee plants containing different levels of caffeine were exposed to oviposition of the insect… CONTINUE READING
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