Quinic Acid: novel, natural agent to control insects on plants

Tech ID: 22.692

Key Features

  • Quinic Acid and related molecules as novel, natural agents to control insects on plants. Effective against many different orders of important insect pests.


Quinic acid and other molecules of the quinate-CGA pathway have a broad-spectrum ability of reducing insect feeding. This has been demonstrated in insects from four important orders of species: coleoptera, lepidoptera, hemiptea and orthoptera, indicating a widely usable natural compound to control insect pests.

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Published: WO/2024/038063


Liu X et al (2022).  Natural allelic variation confers high resistance to sweet potato weevils in sweet potato.  Nat. Plants; 8: 1233-1244. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-022-01272-1

Contact: Dr Lars von Borcke

Xingliang Hou and Xu Liu
South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Guangzhou, China)