JOURNAL 1665


Records of Natural Products
VOLUME & ISSUE
Available Online: September 14,2020
PAGES
p.1 - 11
DOI ADDRESS
http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.192.20.05.1665
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AUTHORS
  • William Ramiro Patiño Bayona
  • Erika Plazas
  • Jenifer Jhoana Bustos Cortes
  • Juliet Angélica Prieto Rodríguez
  • Oscar Javier Patiño Ladino
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GRAPHICAL ABSTRACT


ABSTRACT


The maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais) is one of the main insect responsible of significant losses in stored products,  and  to keep nutritional value of them to find  effective and safe solutions are very important. The Hypericum genus might be a potential source of new bio-insecticides due to the chemical composition of essential oils.  In this study, components of  essential oils of three Hypericum species were investigated for first time by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and, fumigant and contact toxicities as well as the repellent activity of essential oils of them were evaluated against S. zeamais adults. While the main components in H. mexicanum oil were determined as  n-nonane (53.08%) and α-pinene (25.28%), the major constituents  were determined as α-pinene (45.52%) and β-caryophyllene (13.59%) in the essential oil of H. myricariifolium. Chemical composition of  essential oil of H. juniperinum were found to be n-nonane (12.0%), α-pinene (8.25%), geranyl acetate (7.93%), and β-caryophyllene (13.60%). The results revealed that H. mexicanum and H. myricariifolium oils have fumigant toxicity (LC50 < 500 µL/L air) and a potential action as repellents (RP > 70% at 6.2–22.7 μL/L air) for the control of the pest.

KEYWORDS
  • Sitophilus zeamais
  • essential oil
  • repellent
  • Hypericum mexicanum
  • Hypericum myricariifolium
  • Hypericum juniperinum

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