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α-copaene is an attractant, synergistic with quercivorol, for improved detection of euwallacea nr. fornicatus (coleoptera: curculionidae: scolytinae).the tea shot-hole borer, euwallacea fornicatus eichhoff, is an ambrosia beetle endemic to asia and a pest of commercial tea, camellia sinensis (l.) kuntze. recently, a complex of species morphologically similar to e. fornicatus has been recognized, which includes new pests established in israel and the usa, both in california and florida. collectively termed e. nr. fornicatus, these cryptic species carry symbiotic fusarium spp. fungi, some of which cause dieback disease in susceptible hosts, whi ...201728609448
tea intake, comt genotype, and breast cancer in asian-american women.there is substantial in vitro and in vivo evidence implicating tea polyphenols as chemopreventive agents against various cancers. in a case-control study conducted among asian-american women in los angeles county, we reported a significant inverse relationship between intake of green tea and risk of breast cancer (a. h. wu et al., int. j. cancer, 106: 574-579, 2003). because catechol-containing tea polyphenols are very rapidly o-methylated by human catechol-o-methyltransferase (comt), we are int ...200314612555
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