Methyl eugenol: its occurrence, distribution, and role in nature, especially in relation to insect behavior and pollination

J Insect Sci. 2012;12:56. doi: 10.1673/031.012.5601.

Abstract

This review discusses the occurrence and distribution (within a plant) of methyl eugenol in different plant species (> 450) from 80 families spanning many plant orders, as well as various roles this chemical plays in nature, especially in the interactions between tephritid fruit flies and plants.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Eugenol / analogs & derivatives*
  • Eugenol / analysis
  • Eugenol / metabolism
  • Flowers / metabolism
  • Herbivory
  • Host-Parasite Interactions
  • Humans
  • Plant Immunity
  • Plants / chemistry*
  • Plants / metabolism
  • Plants / parasitology
  • Pollination*
  • Symbiosis
  • Tephritidae / physiology

Substances

  • methyleugenol
  • Eugenol