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Food protective effect of acaricidal components isolated from anise seeds against the stored food mite, Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Schrank).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15954709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The acaricidal activity of anise seed-isolated anisaldehyde and commercially available components of anise seed was examined against Tyrophagus putrescentiae adults and compared with those of synthetic acaricides, benzyl benzoate, dibutyl phthalate, and N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET). On the basis of LD50 (50% lethal dose) values, the compound most toxic to T. putrescentiae adults was anisaldehyde (LD50, 0.96 microg/cm2), followed by benzyl benzoate (LD50, 11.3 microg/cm2), anethole (LD50, 12.3 microg/cm2), dibutyl phthalate (LD50, 13.3 microg/cm2), DEET (LD50, 13.5 microg/cm2), estragole (LD50, 17.4 microg/cm2), and myrcene (LD50, 56.2 microg/cm2). Anisaldehyde was about 11.8 and 14 times more toxic than benzyl benzoate and DEET against T. putrescentiae adults, respectively. The results suggested that anisaldehyde, anethole, estragole, and myrcene derived from anise seeds are useful as a lead compound to development new agents for selective control of the stored food mite.
Hoi-Seon Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of food protection     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0362-028X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Food Prot.     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-15     Completed Date:  2005-07-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703944     Medline TA:  J Food Prot     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1208-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Biotechnology and Research Center for Industrial Development of Biofood Materials, College of Agriculture & Life Science, Chonbuk National University, Chonju 561-756, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Anisoles / pharmacology
Benzoates / pharmacology
DEET / pharmacology
Dibutyl Phthalate / pharmacology
Food Microbiology
Food Preservation / methods*
Insecticides / pharmacology*
Lethal Dose 50
Mites / drug effects*,  growth & development
Pimpinella / chemistry*
Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
Tick Control / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anisoles; 0/Benzoates; 0/Insecticides; 0/Plant Extracts; 104-46-1/anethole; 120-51-4/benzyl benzoate; 134-62-3/DEET; 140-67-0/estragole; 84-74-2/Dibutyl Phthalate

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