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Jensenone: biological reactivity of a marsupial antifeedant from Eucalyptus

McLean, Stuart; Brandon, Sue; Davies, Noel; Foley, William; Muller, Hans-Georg


The resistance of Eucalyptus to browsing mammals has been related to the level and type of formylated phloroglucinol compounds (FPCs) present in the leaf. The antifeedant activity of FPCs appears to depend on their aldehyde groups, but little else is known of their mode of action. We have sought to elucidate this further by examining the biological reactivity and disposition of jensenone, a model FPC. Neither jensenone nor any metabolites were detected in urine or feces of marsupial brushtail...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Chemical Ecology
DOI: 10.1023/B:JOEC.0000013180.46747.07


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