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Epicuticular lipids from azalea (Rhododendron spp) and their potential role in host-plant acceptance by azalea lace bug, Stephanitis pyrioides (Heteroptera, Tingidae)

Author(s): J. A. Balsdon, K. E. Espelie and S. K. Braman

Month: Jul
Year: 1995

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
Volume: 23
Issue: 5
Pages: 477-85

Article Topic(s): Chemistry, Pathology
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Rhododendron canescens (Mountain azalea),

Abstract

The chemical composition of epicuticular lipids of four species of azalea were found to be distinct for each species. Cultivars with higher levels of alpha-amyrin and beta-amyrin were less susceptible to azalea lace bug herbivory.

Suggested Citation

J. A. Balsdon, K. E. Espelie and S. K. Braman. "Epicuticular lipids from azalea (Rhododendron spp) and their potential role in host-plant acceptance by azalea lace bug, Stephanitis pyrioides (Heteroptera, Tingidae)." Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 23.5 (1995): 477-85.

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ISSN: 0305-1978
DOI: 10.1016/0305-1978(95)00055-Y

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