Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Repellency of methyl jasmonate to Ixodes ricinus nymphs (Acari: Ixodidae)
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
2007 (English)In: Experimental & applied acarology, ISSN 0168-8162, E-ISSN 1572-9702, Vol. 42, no 3, 209-215 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In our search for tick repellents of plant origin, to be used as alternatives to commercial arthropod repellents, we investigated the effect of the well known plant signaling compound methyl jasmonate (MJ) using nymphs of the tick Ixodes ricinus. In laboratory tests, pieces of cloth with MJ at 0.075, 0.15, 0.30 and 0.75 mg/cm(2) yielded increasing repellencies against the nymphs: 57%, 71%, 92% and 99%, respectively, of the nymphs did not cling to the cloth. Repellency of MJ was also investigated in a tick-infested woodland area in central Sweden. Cotton flannel cloths sprayed with 0.05, 0.1 or 0.2 mg/cm(2) MJ dissolved in acetone were dragged over the ground vegetation. The numbers of nymphs on the treated cloths were significantly lower than those on the untreated cloth. Thus, MJ has, at the concentrations tested, significant repellent activity against I. ricinus nymphs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 42, no 3, 209-215 p.
Keyword [en]
ixodes ricinus ticks, methyl jasmonate, higher plants, repellents, Sweden, acid, behavior, defense, tools
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-16811DOI: 10.1007/s10493-007-9066-1ISI: 000248170500006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34447630127OAI: diva2:334854
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Borg-Karlson, Anna-Karin
By organisation
Organic Chemistry
In the same journal
Experimental & applied acarology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 15 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link