Chemical Defense of Leaf Beetles (Dr. Antje Burse)


  • Burse A; Frick S; Discher S; Tolzin-Banasch K; Kirsch R; Strauß A; Kunert M; Boland W : The complex but elegant exploitation of plant secondary metabolites by leaf beetles. Phytochemistry

  • Discher S; Burse A; Tolzin-Banasch K; Heinemann SH; Pasteels JM; Boland W (2009): A versatile transport network for sequestering and excreting plant glycosides in leaf beetle provides an evolutionary flexible defense strategy. ChemBioChem  10(13)2223-2229

  • Burse A; Frick S; Schmidt A; Büchler R; Kunert M; Gershenzon J; Brandt W; Boland W (2008): Implication of HMGR in homoeostasis of sequestered and de novo produced precursors of the iridoid biosynthesis in leaf beetle larvae. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3876-88

  • Kunert M; Söe ARB; Bartram S; Pasteels JM; Discher S; Tolzin-Banasch K; Nie L; David A; Boland W (2008): De novo biosynthesis versus sequestration: a network of transport systems in leaf beetle larvae supports both modes for the production of iridoid defenses. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 38895-904

  • Burse A; Schmidt A; Frick S; Kuhn J; Gershenzon J; Boland W (2007): Iridoid biosynthesis in Chrysomelina larvae: Fat body produces early terpenoid precursors. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  37255-265

  • Kuhn J; Pettersson EM; Feld B; Nie L; Tolzin-Banasch K; M'Rabet SM; Pasteels JM; Boland W (2007): Sequestration of Plant-Derived Phenolglucosides by Larvae of the Leaf Beetle Chrysomela lapponica: Thioglucosides as Mechanistic Probes. Journal of Chemical Ecology 335-24

  • Kuhn J; Pettersson EM; Feld B; Burse A; Termonia A; Pasteels JM; Boland W (2004): Selective transport systems mediate sequestration of plant glucosides in leaf beetles: A molecular basis for adaptation and evolution. PNAS 10113808-13813

  • Feld B; Pasteels JM; Boland W (2001): Phaedon cochleariae and Gastrophysa viridula (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae) produce defensive iridoid monoterpenes de novo and are able to sequester glycosidically bound terpenoid precursors. Chemoecology 11191-198

  • Weibel DB; Oldham NJ; Feld B; Glombitza GJ; Dettner K; Boland W (2001): Iridoid biosynthesis in staphylinid rove beetles (Coleoptera : Staphylinidae, Philonthinae). Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 31583-591

  • Veith M; Oldham NJ; Dettner K; Pasteels JM; Boland W (1997): Biosynthesis of defensive allomones in leaf beetle larvae: Stereochemistry of salicylalcohol oxidation in Phratora vitellinae and comparison of enzyme substrate and stereospecificity with alcohol oxidases from several iridoid producing leaf beetles. Journal of Chemical Ecology 23429-443

  • Oldham NJ; Veith M; Boland W; Dettner K (1996): Naturwissenschaften 83(10), 470-473

  • Lorenz M, Boland W, Detnner K (1993): Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 32(6), 912-914

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