Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Science. 1979 Aug 17;205(4407):700-2.

Tomatine and parasitic wasps: potential incompatibility of plant antibiosis with biological control.

Abstract

alpha-Tomatine, an alkaloid in tomato plants, is toxic to an endoparasite of a major lepidopterous pest of tomatoes. The parasite acquires the alkaloid from its host after the host ingests the alkaloid. This form of interaction creates a potential dilemma to controlling herbivorous pests through chemical antibiosis in plants.

PMID:
17781260
[PubMed]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk