Monogalactosyldiacylglycerols as Host Recognition Cues for Western Corn Rootworm Larvae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).

@article{Bernklau2015MonogalactosyldiacylglycerolsAH,
  title={Monogalactosyldiacylglycerols as Host Recognition Cues for Western Corn Rootworm Larvae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).},
  author={Elisa Jo Bernklau and Bruce E Hibbard and Donald A L Dick and Christopher D. Rithner and Louis B. Bjostad},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2015},
  volume={108 2},
  pages={
          539-48
        }
}
Monogalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG) was identified as a host recognition cue for larvae of the western corn rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte. An active glycolipid fraction obtained from an extract of germinating maize roots was isolated with thin layer chromatography using a bioassay-driven approach. When analyzed with LC-MS (positive ion scanning), the assay-active spot was found to contain four different MGDG species: 18:3-18:3 (1,2-dilinolenoyl), 18:2-18:3 (1-linoleoyl, 2… CONTINUE READING
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