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Document Type: Artigo
Title: Essential oil of Aristolochia trilobata: synthesis, routes of exposure, acute toxicity, binary mixtures and behavioral effects on leaf-cutting ants
Authors: Oliveira, Bruna Maria Santos de
Melo, Carlisson Ramos
Alves, Péricles Barreto
Santos, Abraão Almeida
Santos, Ane Caroline Celestino
Santana, Alisson da Silva
Araújo, Ana Paula Albano
Nascimento, Pedro Ellison Santos do
Blank, Arie Fitzgerald
Bacci, Leandro
Issue Date: Mar-2017
Resumo : Plants of the genus Aristolochia have been frequently reported as important medicinal plants. Despite their high bioactive potential, to date, there are no reports of their effects on leaf-cutting ants. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the insecticidal activity of the essential oil of Aristolochia trilobata and its major components on Atta sexdens and Acromyrmex balzani, two species of leaf-cutting ants. The bioassays were performed regarding routes of exposure, acute toxicity, binary mixtures of the major components and behavioral effects. Twenty-five components were identified in the essential oil of A. trilobata using a gas chromatographic system equipped with a mass spectrometer and a flame ionization detector. The components found in higher proportions were sulcatyl acetate, limonene, p-cymene and linalool. The essential oil of A. trilobata and its individual major components were efficient against A. balzani and A. sexdens workers when applied by fumigation. These components showed fast and efficient insecticidal activity on ants. The components acted synergistically and additively on A. balzani and A. sexdens, respectively, and caused a strong repellency/irritability in the ants. Thus, our results demonstrate the great potential of the essential oil of A. trilobata and its major components for the development of new insecticides.
Keywords: Aristolochiaceae
Insecticidal plants
Monoterpenes
Formicidae
Fumigation
Synergism
Additive effect
Repellency
Plantas inseticidas
Monoterpenos
Sinergismo
Repelência
ISSN: 1420-3049
Is part of: Molecules
Language: eng
Publisher / Institution : MDPI AG
Citation: OLIVEIRA, B. M. S. de et al. Essential oil of Aristolochia trilobata: synthesis, routes of exposure, acute toxicity, binary mixtures and behavioral effects on leaf-cutting ants. Molecules, Basel, v. 22, n. 3, mar. 2017. Disponível em: <http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/22/3/335>. Acesso em: 31 jan. 2018.
License: Creative Commons Atribuição 4.0 Internacional (CC BY 4.0)
URI: http://ri.ufs.br/jspui/handle/riufs/7278
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