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Feeding by emerald ash borer larvae induces systemic changes in black ash foliar chemistryAuthor(s): Yigen Chen; Justin G.A. Whitehill; Pierluigi Bonello; Therese M. Poland
Source: Phytochemistry. 72: 1990-1998.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThe exotic wood-boring pest, emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), has been threatening North American ash (Fraxinus spp.) resources, this being recognized since its first detection in Michigan, USA and Ontario, Canada in 2002. Ash trees are killed by larval feeding in the cambial region, which results in disruption of photosynthate and nutrient translocation. In this study, changes in volatile and non-volatile foliar phytochemicals of potted 2-yr-old black ash, Fraxinus nigra Marshall, seedlings were observed in response to EAB larval feeding in the main stem.
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KeywordsAgrilus planipennis, Fraxinus nigra, oleaceae, nutrition, phenolics, foliage volatiles, amino acids, coleoptera, plant-arthropod interactions
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