Toxicity of secondary compounds to the seed-eating larvae of the bruchid beetle Callosobruchus maculatus

@article{Janzen1977ToxicityOS,
  title={Toxicity of secondary compounds to the seed-eating larvae of the bruchid beetle Callosobruchus maculatus},
  author={D. Janzen and H. B. Juster and E. Bell},
  journal={Phytochemistry},
  year={1977},
  volume={16},
  pages={223-227}
}
Ah&act-By incorporating various secondary compounds in the normal diet of larval Callosobruchus maculatus bruchids, we show that the effects of any particular compound are dosage-dependent. Alkaloids are generally the most toxic of the compounds tested. Non-protein amino acids are more toxic than protein amino acids but the latter can be toxic at 1 and 5% incorporation in the diet. The non-protein amino acid homoarginine has a salutary effect on larval survival at low concentrations. A variety… Expand
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