biosensor detection Tuberculosis biomarkers

Promotie

Study of drimane sesquiterpenoids from the Persicaria genus and zingiberene from Callitropsis nootkatensis and their effect on the feeding behaviour of Myzus persicae and Bemisia tabaci

Secundaire plantenstoffen en hun effecten op het eetgedrag van insecten.

Promovendus N Prota MSc
Promotor Harro Bouwmeester
Copromotor dr.ir. MA (Maarten) Jongsma
Organisatie Wageningen University, Laboratorium voor Plantenfysiologie
Datum

do 15 januari 2015 11:00 tot 12:30

Locatie Aula, gebouwnummer 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
362
6703 BG Wageningen
0317-483592

Summary:

Whitefly is an insect pest that has systematically spread into colder latitudes for the past two decades and it poses a serious threat to crops, mainly due to the viruses for which it acts as a vector. As the application of synthetic pesticides is often less effective due to development of resistance or restricted by crop- and country-specific regulations, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies to combat insect pests become attractive. In my work, I focussed on the potential of the use of secondary metabolites, particularly sesquiterpenoids, of plant origin, both as sprayed repellents or antifeedants and as part of host plant resistance against whitefly and potentially other pests, such as aphids.