Toxicity of α-Tomatine to Larvae of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae)

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α-tomatine, a glycoalkaloid present in solanaceous plants, exerts an antibiotic effect on Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) larvae. Increased concentrations of α-tomatine (25–200 ppm) resulted in decreased larval survival, lower pupal weights, an extended pupation period, and a prolonged period of adult emergence. The LC50, for α-tomatine fed to C. capitata larvae was estimated to be 52.7 ppm.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1985

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