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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Antiinsectan Properties of the Fungal Protein Restrictocin

item Dowd, Patrick
item Brandhorst, Tristan - J WHITTIER BIOL, MADISON
item Kenealy, William - J WHITTIER BIOL, MADISON

Submitted to: Entomological Society of America Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 21, 1995
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Structures of Aspergillus restrictus containing high levels of restrictocin were resistant to feeding by Carpophilus freemani compared to equivalent structures of non-restrictocin-producing Aspergillus nidulans. At 1000 ppm, restrictocin was toxic to larvae of C. freemani and S. frugiperda and antifeedant to S. zeamais, but did not affect adult C. freemani or H. zea larvae.

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