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Antifeedants Produced by Bacteria Associated with the Gut of the Pine Weevil Hylobius abietis

Overview of attention for article published in Microbial Ecology, January 2017
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (55th percentile)

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Title
Antifeedants Produced by Bacteria Associated with the Gut of the Pine Weevil Hylobius abietis
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Microbial Ecology, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/s00248-016-0915-5
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Karolin Axelsson, Vera Konstanzer, Gunaratna Kuttuva Rajarao, Olle Terenius, Lisa Seriot, Henrik Nordenhem, Göran Nordlander, Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson

Abstract

The pine weevil, Hylobius abietis, is a severe forest pest insect as it feeds on newly planted conifer seedlings. To identify and develop an antifeedant could be one step towards the protection of seedlings from feeding damage by the pine weevil. With the aim to trace the origin of the antifeedants previously found in feces of the pine weevil, we investigated the culturable bacteria associated with the gut and identified the volatiles they produced. Bacterial isolates were identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene analysis. The volatile emissions of selected bacteria, cultivated on NB media or on the grated phloem of Scots pine twigs dispersed in water, were collected and analyzed by solid-phase microextraction gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The bacterial isolates released a variety of compounds, among others 2-methoxyphenol, 2-phenylethanol, 3-methyl-1-butanol, 1-octen-3-ol, 3-octanone, dimethyl disulfide, and dimethyl trisulfide. A strong antifeedant effect was observed by 2-phenylethanol, which could thus be a good candidate for use to protect planted conifer seedlings against feeding damage caused by H. abietis.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 40%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 20%
Student > Master 1 10%
Lecturer 1 10%
Professor 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 50%
Environmental Science 2 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 20%
Unspecified 1 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 January 2017.
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#1,764,030
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#224
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Outputs of similar age from Microbial Ecology
#18
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