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Production of insect juvenile hormone III and its precursors in cell suspension cultures of the sedge, Cyperus iria L.

By Jacqueline Bede, P. Teal and Stephen S. Tobe


Juvenile hormones (JHs) are sesquiterpenoids that regulate metamorphosis and reproduction in most insect species. There has been one report of an insect JH in plants: JH III, methyl-10R,11-epoxy-3,7,11- trimethyl 2E, 6E-dodecadienoate, has been identified in two sedge species, Cyperus iria L. and C. aromaticus (Ridley) Mattf and Kük. This is the first report of callus and cell suspension cultures derived from C. iria. Farnesol and methyl farnesoate, two biosynthetic intermediates of JH III in insects, as well as JH III have been identified in suspension culture cell extracts by gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy. These cultures thus provide a useful in vitro model to investigate the biosynthesis of JH III in the sedge, C. iria

Topics: Cyperus iria L., Juvenile hormone III, Methyl farnesoate
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Year: 2016
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