Identification of a cyanidin-3-O-β-galactoside in gall tissue induced by midges on Japanese beech (Fagus crenata Blume)

Sho Miyazaki, Hironosuke Kurisu, Masaya Nakata, Yoko Saikawa

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Abstract

Insect gall structures have many characteristic forms and colors, which are distinguishable from host plants. In this study, we identified an anthocyanin from red color insect galls and revealed that the anthocyanin biosynthesis of plants was induced by the gall extracts. The galling insects presumably regulate the anthocyanin biosynthesis of host plants to protect their larvae from environmental stresses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)797-799
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume84
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Apr 2

Keywords

  • Cyanidin
  • flavonoid
  • galling insects
  • natural product

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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