Juvenile Hormone: Identification of an Active Compound from Balsam Fir

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Science  25 Nov 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3752, pp. 1020-1021
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3752.1020


A sesquiterpenoid ester with high juvenile hormone activity for Pyrrhocoris apterus (L.) was isolated from balsam fir, Abies balsamea (L.) Miller, and identified as the methyl ester of todomatuic acid.