Action of extracts of apiaceae on feeding behavior and neurophysiology of the field slug Deroceras reticulatum

Citation
Cj. Dodds et al., Action of extracts of apiaceae on feeding behavior and neurophysiology of the field slug Deroceras reticulatum, J CHEM ECOL, 25(9), 1999, pp. 2127-2145
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environment/Ecology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY
ISSN journal
0098-0331 → ACNP
Volume
25
Issue
9
Year of publication
1999
Pages
2127 - 2145
Database
ISI
SICI code
0098-0331(199909)25:9<2127:AOEOAO>2.0.ZU;2-C
Abstract
A systematic examination was made of the plant family Apiaceae (Umbellifera e) in which extracts of 33 species, representing 32 genera, were screened f or antifeedant activity against the field slug Deroceras reticulatum by usi ng an electrophysiological recording assay. In this assay, the olfactory se nsory epithelium of the posterior tentacle of the slug was exposed to volat ile components of the plant extracts presented in an airstream, and any sub sequent activity of the olfactory nerve was recorded. Extracts of 22 specie s elicited a range of nervous activity in the preparation. A feeding bioass ay was used to measure any change in consumption when extracts were added t o a standard food. Statistical analysis of data obtained from both electrop hysiological traces and the feeding bioassays identified extracts of Petros elinum crispum, Conium maculatum, and Coriandrum sativum as being the most neuroactive as well as the most antifeedant.