The pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) content of flowers, leaves, and roots of Anchusa strigosa (Boraginaceae) was analyzed by ESI-LC-MS. Six PAs, including two new natural compds., were detected, characterized by NMR spectroscopy, and quantified in each plant organ. The highest total concn. of PAs was in the leaves (23.63 mg/g of dried part), followed by the flowers (19.77 mg/g), and finally by the roots (1.80 mg/g). All PAs isolated were subjected to Spodoptera exigua and Pieris brassicae larvae. Feeding activity by both herbivore species using a bioassay was inhibited up to circa 75% depending on PA and applied concn.

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids from Anchusa strigosa and their antifeedant activity

DE LEO, MARINELLA;BRACA, ALESSANDRA;MORELLI, IVANO
2005

Abstract

The pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) content of flowers, leaves, and roots of Anchusa strigosa (Boraginaceae) was analyzed by ESI-LC-MS. Six PAs, including two new natural compds., were detected, characterized by NMR spectroscopy, and quantified in each plant organ. The highest total concn. of PAs was in the leaves (23.63 mg/g of dried part), followed by the flowers (19.77 mg/g), and finally by the roots (1.80 mg/g). All PAs isolated were subjected to Spodoptera exigua and Pieris brassicae larvae. Feeding activity by both herbivore species using a bioassay was inhibited up to circa 75% depending on PA and applied concn.
Siciliano, T.; DE LEO, Marinella; Bader, A.; Tommasi, N. DE; Vrieling, K.; Braca, Alessandra; Morelli, Ivano
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