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Vol. 11, Special Issue 3 (2022)

Sequestration as defense mechanism in insects: A review

Author(s):
Dwarka, Dr. Anand Kumar Panday, Gopilal Anjana, Shobharam Thakur, Patel Indrajeet Narendra, Deepali Vishwakarma and Pushplata Dawar
Abstract:
Herbivorous insects commonly use sequestration of chemical defences from host plants to avoid predation. The ability to create and handle bioactive chemicals is a critical component in the co-evolution of plants and insects. Plants create bioactive natural chemicals to defend themselves; however some insects detoxify and/or sequester the substances, allowing new niches with fewer competitors to emerge. The cyanogenic glucosides, which are found in over 2500 plant species and are thought to play a significant role in plant defence against herbivores due to their bitter taste and release of lethal hydrogen cyanide upon tissue damage, are one of the most important bioactive components.
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How to cite this article:
Dwarka, Dr. Anand Kumar Panday, Gopilal Anjana, Shobharam Thakur, Patel Indrajeet Narendra, Deepali Vishwakarma and Pushplata Dawar. Sequestration as defense mechanism in insects: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 1686-1693.

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