Olfactory responses of Epilachna dodecastigma (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) to long-chain fatty acids from Momordica charantia leaves

@article{Sarkar2013OlfactoryRO,
  title={Olfactory responses of Epilachna dodecastigma (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) to long-chain fatty acids from Momordica charantia leaves},
  author={Nupur Sarkar and Abhishek Mukherjee and Anandamay Barik},
  journal={Arthropod-Plant Interactions},
  year={2013},
  volume={7},
  pages={339-348}
}
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 leaves (78.60 %) followed by young leaves (69.42 %) and mature leaves (48.92 %), with the balance accounted for by unsaturated fatty acids… CONTINUE READING