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The molecular basis of host plant selection in Melaleuca quinquenervia by a successful biological control agent

Padovan, Amanda; Keszei, Andras; Kollner, Tobias; Degenhardt, Jorg; Foley, William

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Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav) S.T. Blake (broadleaf paperbark) is an Australian tree that has become a serious weed in many places around the world. Two insects Oxyops vitiosa (the melaleuca weevil), and Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (the melaleuca psyllid), which were introduced to Florida as part of a biological control programme, have been very effective in reducing survival and reproduction of this weed. There are two terpene chemotypes of M. quinquenervia; one rich in the sesquiterpene...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62047
Source: Phytochemistry
DOI: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2010.05.013

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