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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry