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J Insect Sci. 2012;12:56. doi: 10.1673/031.012.5601.

Methyl eugenol: its occurrence, distribution, and role in nature, especially in relation to insect behavior and pollination.

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Laboratory of Chemical Ecology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. tan.kenghong@yahoo.com

Abstract

This review discusses the occurrence and distribution (within a plant) of methyl eugenol in different plant species (> 450) from 80 families spanning many plant orders, as well as various roles this chemical plays in nature, especially in the interactions between tephritid fruit flies and plants.

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22963669
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PMC3500151
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10.1673/031.012.5601
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