Patent Number: 7,820,153

Title: Semiochemical

Abstract: cis-Jasmone has been discovered to be useful as a semiochemical that changes the behavior of insects and/or the physiology of plants. It has direct signalling roles with plant-feeding aphids, in attraction of aphid predators and parasitoids, and may act as an airborne signal inducing production of volatile plant semiochemicals, including the monoterpene (E)-.beta.-ocimene, that stimulate foraging by parasitoids. It is an extremely benign compound having, to human beings, a pleasant aroma and gives a long-lasting effect after removal of the stimulus.

Inventors: Hick; Alastair James (Great Shelford, GB), Pickett; John Anthony (Hitchin, GB), Wadhams; Lester John (Harpenden, GB), Napier; Johnathan Andrew (Bristol, GB)

Assignee: Plant Bioscience Limited

International Classification: A01N 25/00 (20060101); A01N 35/00 (20060101); A61K 31/12 (20060101); A01N 27/00 (20060101); A61K 31/01 (20060101); A61K 31/015 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00