Sequestration of aristolochic acids from meridic diets by larvae of Battus polydamas archidamas (Papilionidae: Troidini)

  title={Sequestration of aristolochic acids from meridic diets by larvae of Battus polydamas archidamas (Papilionidae: Troidini)},
  author={C. F. Pinto and A. Urz{\'u}a and H. Niemeyer},
  journal={European Journal of Endocrinology},
  • C. F. Pinto, A. Urzúa, H. Niemeyer
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • European Journal of Endocrinology
  • Larvae of the butterfly, Battus polydamas archidamas (Papilionidae: Troidini) feed exclusively on aristolochic acid (AAs)-containing Aristolochia species (Aristolochiaceae). The distribution of sequestrated AAs in the tissues (body, integument and osmeterial secretions) of B. polydamas archidamas larvae during their development, when fed on a meridic diet containing either a higher or lower concentration of AAs (AAI and AAII) than occurs naturally in the aerial tissues of their host plant, was… CONTINUE READING
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