Arunkumar, N., Banu, J.G., Gopalakrishnan, N., & Prakash, A.H. 2018 The biochemical correlation between the epicuticular wax of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) and the wax of different mealybug species. Phytoparasitica 46: 145–152


  • chemistry
  • wax
  • Notes: The results clearly confirmed that the cotton wax is dominated by the six-carbon alkanes, while the mealybug wax is a mixture of both the five-carbon alkanes and the six-carbon alkanes.The outcome of this study will be useful to develop pest management techniques targeting the waxy cuticle of mealybugs without obstructing the normal physiology and growth of the cotton crop.