Specific recognition, detoxification and metabolism of pyrrolizidine alkaloids by the polyphagous arctiid Estigmene acrea.

@article{Hartmann2005SpecificRD,
  title={Specific recognition, detoxification and metabolism of pyrrolizidine alkaloids by the polyphagous arctiid Estigmene acrea.},
  author={Thomas Hartmann and Claudine Theuring and Till Beuerle and Nico Klewer and Stefan Schulz and Michael S. Singer and Elizabeth a. Bernays},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={
          391-411
        }
}
Evidence is presented that the polyphagous arctiid Estigmene acrea is well adapted to sequester and specifically handle pyrrolizidine alkaloids of almost all known structural types representative of the major plant families with pyrrolizidine alkaloid-containing species, i.e. Asteraceae with the tribes Senecioneae and Eupatorieae, Boraginaceae, Fabaceae, Apocynaceae and Orchidaceae. The adaptation of E. acrea to pyrrolizidine alkaloids includes a number of specialized characters: (i) highly… CONTINUE READING
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