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3 7 tri methyl xanthine a new chemo sterilant for stored grain pest callosobruchus chinensis

3 7 tri methyl xanthine a new chemo sterilant for stored grain pest callosobruchus chinensis

Zeitschrift Fuer Angewandte Entomologie: 378-381

A compound 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine, was isolated from seed extract of Coffea arabica. It proved effective as a chemosterilant for Callosobruchus chinensis, causing nearly 100% sterility at a concentration of 1.5%. At a similar concentration the compound had no phytotoxic effect on the crop plant Vigna mungo. Use of the compound for control of stored-grain pests is suggested.

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