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Isomeric flavonoids of artemisia annua (Asterales: Asteraceae) as insect growth inhibitors against helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).

The African podborer, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is a polyphagous pest, which damages a wide range of 300 plant species including various ornamental, medicinal, aromatic, and agricultural crops. Initially larvae feed on tender leaves, and thereafter when on legumes, they bore into the pods and feed within them. A single larva may destroy 30-40 pods before pupation. The total annual losses of agricultural production caused by this pest alone are estimated for 29.2% in chickpea, Cicer arietinum L. (Fabales: Fabaceae) in India, where it has 7-8 generations per year (Fitt 1989).

Various control methods have been deployed to manage H. armigera in different crops under field conditions among which chemical control measures have been found easy to apply, quick to act and to have relatively low application costs, etc. However, synthetic pesticides pose serious threats to man and environment through residues, they decimate beneficial insects and thereby facilitate resurgence of pest populations, and pests develop resistance to pesticides, which results in widespread control failures, etc.

Among various plant extracts and phytomolecules evaluated in past, neem seed kernel extract(NSKE) containing azadirachtin obtained from Indian neem, Azadirachta indica A. Juss (Sapindales: Meliaceae), has been commercialized world over as a plant bio-pesticide for controlling various field pests of agriculture (Schmutterer & Ascher 1986). The plant is cultivated on a large area under industry-farmer partnerships in India. Nevertheless, commercial cultivation of Indian neem has usually been found insufficient to adequately supply the demand raw material. For this large dedicated plantations would be required. Also chemical synthesis of azadirachtin is still too expensive to be scaled up for industrial production. Therefore, there is an unrelenting search for potential bio-resources and novel insecticidal principles to meet the great global demand.

Owing to the discovery of the antimalarial drug, artemisinin, its precursor artemisinic acid, and arteannuin B from sweet wormwood, Artemisia annua L. (Asterales: Asteraceae) (Klayman 1985), this herb has been subjected to detailed chemical investigation (Bhakuniet al. 2002). With regard to our study, A. annua was cultivated on the CIMAP research farm, Lucknow, India for the extraction and isolation of artemisinin. This paper deals with isolation, identification and feeding deterrence activity of the herb A. annua extract and its major constituents, artemisinic acid, artemisinin, deoxyartemisinin, arteannuin B, artemetin, and a mixture of isomeric flavonoids, casticin and chrysosplenetein against H. armigera.

Clearly sweet wormwood, A. annua L. (Asterales: Asteraceae) has become an important industrially useful economic crop and major natural source of antimalarial compounds; containing artemisinin and artemisinic acid (Klayman 1985; Cyranoski 2004). In India, the technologies for production of this crop and the isolation of antimalarial compounds have been developed by our institute, which has led to bridging-in industrial-farmer partnerships to produce large amounts of raw materials to meet the growing demand of antimalarial compounds (Singh et al. 1988). The essential oil of A. annua has been found to influence the ovarian development, median neurosecretary cells activity, and haemolymph proteins with nymphal mortality, and insect growth regulator activity in Dysdercus koenigii Fabr. (Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoridae) (Rao et al. 1999), and to exhibit repellent and toxicity against stored insect pests, Callosobruchus maculatus and Tribolium castaneum (Shakil et al. 2000).The glandular trichomes of A. annua shoots are reported to contain possible plant biopesticides (Dayan & Duke 2003). Artemisia annua extract and artemisinin have also shown their bioactivity against Epilachna paenulata Germ. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and Spodoptera eriania (Cramer) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) (Maggi et al. 2005). A constituent of A. annua, scopoletein, has shown insect feeding deterrence and growth inhibitory activities against Spodoptera obliqua. (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) (Tripathi et al. 2011). However, none of the earlier workers have yet investigated the effect of A. annua extracts and major constituents for biopesticidal activities against the African pod borer, H. armigera.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Insect Culture

In the initial culture, H. armigera larvae were reared in the laboratory at 26 [+ or -] 1[degrees]C and 60-70% RH on a semi-synthetic artificial diet as method described by Singh & Rembold (1992). Vitamins were used as supplied by HiMedia Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India. The required quantities of ingredients were weighed by electronic semi microbalance; Sartorius- CPA225D (M/S Sartori us weighing technology GmbH bender Land star, 94-108/37075, Germany).Agar powder was added to water, heated to boiling, and then the yeast powder, sucrose, chickpea powder and vitamins were gradually added, mixed until homogenous and then cooked for an additional 2-3 min.

Freshly emerged adults were transferred into jars (25 x 20 cm) each containing a cotton swab dipped in 10% honey solution and covered with muslin cloth. The muslin cloth containing eggs was transferred to another jar with 60-70% R.H. to prevent desiccation of the eggs. Each freshly hatched larvae were transferred to Petri dishes containing artificial diet. After 3 days the larvae were transferred into multi-celled rearing trays to avoid cannibalism.

Plant Collection

The A. annua herb was collected from the Research Farm of the CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow. Sheddried mature leaves were ground in a mill to make a fine powder. Neem seed kernel was collected from local markets in Lucknow and the seeds were ground into a powder.

Extraction

The powdered plant materials were soaked in methanol continuously for 24 h at room temperature and filtered through Whatman filter paper. This process repeated for 3 consecutive days, and then the solvent was evaporated using a rotary evaporator (Rotavapor- R-200 (M/S BUCHI, Labortechnik, Switzerland). The methanol leaf extract was refrigerated and held for bioassays.

Purified Compounds

To isolate artemisinin and other active compounds the shed-dried and powdered leaves of the A. annua herb were extracted with boiling n-hexane rather than methanol to reduce the bulkiness (weight) of the extract. After removal of the solvent, up to 75% the hexane extract was partitioned with acetonitrile-water (4:1) to remove fatty material. Salt (NaCl) was added to the acetonitrile-water fraction to remove the water. After concentration and drying the acetonitrile extract (45 g) was packed on silica-gel column (150 x 13 cm). The column was eluted with n-hexane-ethyl acetate (95:5, 90:10, 85:15, 80:20, and 70:30) and ethyl acetate (Singh & Bhakuni 2004). During the course of elution 6 pure compounds we isolated, i.e., artemisinic acid (1), mp 129-131[degrees]C; artemisinin (2), mp 151153 [degrees]C; scopoletin (3), mp 201-202[degrees]C ;arteannuin B (4), mp 151-152[degrees]C; deoxyartemisinin (5), mp 110-111[degrees]C; and artemetin (6),mp 159-161 [degrees]C. These compounds were identified by comparison of their physical (mp) and spectral (IR, [sup.1]H, [sup.13]C NMR and MS) data as reported in the literature (Linuma et al. 1980; El-Marakby et al. 1987, 1988; Blasko et al. 1998; Patel et al. 2010; Tripathi et al. 2011). From the latter hexane-ethyl acetate (70:30) fractions, a TLC single compound was obtained as pale yellow granules, mp 170-174[degrees]C; IR [lambda](KBr): 3400(OH), 1660(CO), 1600, 1509, 1460, 1345, 1260, 990 [cm.sup.-1]; MS: m/z [[M].sup.+] 374 for [C.sub.19][H.sub.18][O.sub.8] 1H-NMR analysis of the flavonoid mixture showed it to be 2 isomeric flavonoids in the ratio of 55:45. [sup.1]H-NMR(300 MHz, CD[Cl.sub.3]): [delta] 3.72s, 3.87s, 3.92s, 3.95s, 3.99s (8 x OC[H.sub.3] of isomers), 6.50s (H-8, common), 6.97d, 7.05d (H5' of isomers), 7.60d, 7.71d (H2' of isomers), 7.67dd, 7.74dd (H6' of isomers), 11.61s, 11.69s, 11,71brs (4 x OH of isomers); 13C-NMR/DEPT (75MHz, C[D.sub.3]COC[D.sub.3]): [delta] 55.86, 55.98, 56.36, 59.78, 60.18 (8x OC[H.sub.3], 4x OC[H.sub.3] each of isomers), 91.24 (C8, common), 106.54 (C10, common), 111.61, 115.35 (C2'of isomers), 112.20, 115.64 (C5' of isomers), 121.41, 122.90 (C6' of isomers), 123.62(C1', common), 132.64 (C6, common), 138.75 (C3, common), 146.88 (C3', common), 147.83 (C4', common), 150.46, 150.47 (C5 of isomers), 152.67, 153.05 (C2 of isomers), 156.20 (C7, common), 159.59 (C8a, common), 179.26 (C4, common). From the detailed [sup.1]H and [sup.13]C NMR spectral analysis of the 2 isomeric mixture and comparison with the [sup.13]C NMR data reported in the literature (Agrawal 1989; Bhakuni et al. 2001) it was possible to identify the mixture as 5,3'-dihydroxy, 3,6,7,4'-tetramethoxyflavone (7, casticin) and 5,4'-dihydroxy, 3,6,7, 3'-tetramethoxyflavone (8, chrysosplenetein).

Bioassays

Bioassays were carried out with 10 insects by the method described by Neoliya et al. (2005). The methanol extract of A. annua herb and its each compound were incorporated in semi synthetic diet (%w/w),and the medicated diets were provided to 10 individual third instars of H. armigera for each bioassay. A 2% concentration of each A. annua herb extract and a 0.1% (w/w) of each its constituent compounds was incorporated in the diet and provided to individual larvae until they pupated. Control larvae were fed untreated diet. The neem seed kernel extract (NSKE) (2% concentration in methanol) was taken as a standard to compare the treatments. For each treatment 10 individual larvae were used and placed in separate cells of a rectangular multi rearing tray. The treated and untreated diets were replaced as necessary until each larva had completed the pupal molt. After 5 days of treatment the weight (g) of each individual larva was determined. The observation on percentage mortality were corrected using Abbott's formula (Abbott 1925), and growth parameters, sub-lethal effects; larval- pupal intermediates, pupal-adult intermediates and adultoids were observed and recorded until adult emergence from each treated and untreated (control) diet fed to individual larva for growth inhibition, which consists of lack of weight gain, developmental deformities and death in the treated and subsequent stages (Table 1, Fig. 1).We calculated percent growth inhibition, and we defined growth inhibition of treated larvae as the combination of prevention of weight gain, larval and pupal mortality, and developmental abnormalities including formation of larval-pupal intermediated and abnormal adults (adultoids).

Statistical Analysis

The trials were arranged using a randomized complete block design, and the data were subjected to one way analysis of variance (ANOVA). Data was statistically analyzed by statistical software 4.0 version available in our institute based on Panse & Sukhatme (1967) and Singh & Chaudhary (1979). The least significant variance (LSD) at P = 0.01 and P = 0.05 probability was used to test the significant differences among treated means.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

According to the results of ANOVA, among the treatments with A. annua methanol extract, hexane extract and the A. annua constituent compounds (artemisinic acid, artemisisnin, scopoltetin, arteanuin B, deoxyartemisinin, artemetin and isomeric flavonoids), the methanol extract and isomeric flavonoids significantly (P = 0.01 and P = 0.05) prevented gains in the weights of larvae in comparison to the control (F = 70.78, df = 11, P < 0.05) (Fig. 1).

Helicoverpa armigera larvae reared on the control diet required 12.0 days to reach the pupal stage (Table 2). In contrast those reared on diet laced with 2% methanol extract of A. annua required 23.1 days to reach pupation, and this prolongation of larval development was similar that of larvae reared on diet laced with 2% (w/w) methanol neem seed kernel extract, i.e., NSKE (25.2 days). Also the 0.1 % isomeric flavonoid treatment caused an increase in larval duration to 14.3 days.

These purified compounds were isolated from the n- hexane extract of the herb A. annua. However methanol, a polar solvent, was used to extract the herb for better mixing into the insect diet in the bioassays experiments. The methanol extract of the herb showed the presence of the isomeric flavonoids and the 6 other compounds by TLC. A significant and drastic reduction in mean larval weight (Fig. 1) was caused by the methanol A. annua leaf extract (0.026 g/larva) at 2 percent concentration. Also the isomeric flavonoid at 0.1 percent concentration (0.112 g/larva) substantially reduced larval weight compared to the control (0.27 g/larva). However, 2% methanol neem seed kernel extract and 0.02% azadirachtin reduced mean larval weight to 0.035 g/larva and 0.059 g/larva at 2% and 0.02% concentrations mixed in semi-synthetic diet, respectively (Fig. 1).

The pupal period (17.7 days) was also increased by the isomeric flavonoid in comparison to control (Table 2), but no other compound caused a significant increase in pupal duration. However fifty percent adult emergence was observed in isomeric flavonoid treatment and other compounds were observed as 70 to 90% adult emergence. Out of the 7 major compounds tested, isomeric flavonoids (a mixture of casticin and chrysosplenetin) caused the greatest reduction in larval weight (58.5%) (Fig. 1) and 50.0% growth inhibition of larvae (Table 1) at 0.1% concentration in the semi synthetic diet compared to the control.

The dietary utilization experiment showed that A. annua extract and the isomeric flavonoid drastically reduced mean larval weights, and hence growth inhibition. Results showed that 100% of the larvae treated with the methanol extract of A. annua were severely affected, i.e., some died in the larval stage, some formed larval-pupal intermediates, some pupae died and a few abnormal adults (adultoids) emerged. Neither the methanol extracts of A. annua nor any of its constituent compounds caused direct contact toxicity to African pod borer larvae. NSKE is already known to be an effective insect feeding deterrent and insect growth regulator (Koul et al. 2003; Jaipal et al. 1983), and this was substantiated in our experiments (Figs. 1 and 2, Table 1). Simmonds & Stevenson (2001) have identified the isoflavonoid mixture of maackiain and judaicin extracted from chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.; Fabales: Fabaceae), and found it to deter feeding even at only 10 ppm, and, hence, to reduce the weight gain of early stadia of H. armigera. None of the earlier workers have reported the growth inhibition activity of isoflavonoids (mixture of casticin and chrysosplenetin) obtained from A. annua against H. armigera.

Botanicals have been found to alter the oviposition behavior and morphology in H. armigera (Bajpai & Sehgal 2003). Plant derived chemicals like azadirachtin interfere with food utilization and they may distort the midgut enzymatic profile of this pest (Babu et al. 1996). Bioefficacies of azadirachtin and other neem pesticides against the African pod borer have already been reported (Chakraborti & Chatterjee 1999). Besides Indian neem seed kernel, the effects of various other plant extracts, fractions and phytocompounds have been investigated on the African pod borer in the laboratory by various researchers. The growth and development of other herbivorous pests have also been found to be influenced by certain terpenes of the Asteraceae family (Salinas-Sanchez et al. 2012). Artemisia annua, which is a member of the Asteraceae, is an annual; easy to grow, do not block the land for long periods, the agro-technologies for its production are available to farmers and the raw material is abundantly available.

In present investigation, we found drastic loss in mean larval weight gain (90.5%) and greatly increased prolongation of the larval stage -like that caused by neem seed kernel extract - by diet containing a methanol extract of A. annua as compared to control, which also caused maximum growth inhibition activity of H. armigera (100%). This extract also causes a great prolongation of the larval and pupal periods. Based on the result of the present study, further investigations are warranted on the influence of A. annua extracts including its constituent compounds (Fig. 3) on biochemical changes in target pests in the quest of developing possible novel and potentially useful biopesticides. The isoflavonoid mixture (5,3'-dihydroxy, 3,6,7,4'-tetramethoxyflavone and 5,4'-dihydroxy, 3,6,7, 3'-tetramethoxyflavone) may be explored for formulating novel biopesticides for the management of major agricultural insect pests.

Caption: Fig 1. Growth inhibitory effects on Helicoverpa armigera of compounds and extracts derived from Artemisia annua, and from neem, i.e., neem seed kernel extract (NSKE) and azadirachtin.

Caption: Fig 2. Effects on pupal weights of Helicoverpa armigera of compounds and extracts derived from Artemisia annua, and from neem, i.e., neem seed kernel extract (NSKE) and azadirachtin.

Caption: Fig 3. Structures of major compounds (1-8) isolated from Artemisia annua.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We thank the Director, CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow, India, for valuable suggestions during the experimentation, Dr. R. K. Lal for help in statistical analysis and Dr. A. K. Gupta for providing the plant materials of A. annua from the Gene Bank of CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow. First author (N.A.) is thankful to The University Grants Commission, India, for providing the Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship during the investigation period.

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NEELIMA ANSHUL (1),*, RAJENDRA S. BHAKUNI (2), RASHMI GAUR (2) AND DWIJENDRA SINGH (1)

(1) Crop Protection Division, Microbial Technology and Entomology Department, CSIR- Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow-226 015, India

(2) Medicinal Chemistry Department, CSIR- Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow-226 015, India

* Corresponding author; E-mail: anshul.neelima7@gmail.com

TABLE 1. GROWTH INHIBITORY AND DEVELOPMENTAL EFFECTS ON HELICOVEEPA
ARMIGERA OF COMPOUNDS AND EXTRACTS DERIVED FROM ARTEMISIA ANNUA.

Treatments *         % Conc.   % Lm   % Lpi   % Pm   % Normal
                                                      adults

Artemisinic acid     0.10       --      --     --      100
Artemisinin          0.10       --      10     --       80
Scopoletin           0.10       --      --     10       70
Arteanuin B          0.10       --      --      -       90
Deoxy-artemisinin    0.10       --      --     10       70
Artemetin            0.10       --      10     10       80
Isomeric flavonoid   0.10       20      --     30       50
Azadirachtin         0.02      100      --     --       --
NSKE                 2.00      100      --     --       --
Hexane extract       2.00       20      10     10       50
Methanol extract     2.00      100      --     --       --
Control              0           0       0      0      100

Treatments *         % Adultoids    % Growth
                                   inhibition
                                   ([section])

Artemisinic acid         --         00.0
Artemisinin              10         20.0
Scopoletin               20         30.0
Arteanuin B              10         10.0
Deoxy-artemisinin        20         30.0
Artemetin                --         20.0
Isomeric flavonoid       --         50.0
Azadirachtin             --        100.0
NSKE                     --        100.0
Hexane extract           10         50.0
Methanol extract         --        100.0
Control                  00         00.0

Abbreviations: Lm-larval mortality, Lpi-larva-pupa intermediate,
Pm-pupal mortality.

* Each treatment consisted of 10 individual test insects.

([section]) Growth inhibition is defined as the combination of
prevention of weight gain, larval and pupal mortality, and
developmental abnormalities including formation of larval-pupal
intermediates and abnormal adults (adultoids).

TABLE 2. EFFECTS ON THE DURATION OF THE LARVAL AND
PUPAL STAGES OF HELICOVERPA ARMIGERA OF
COMPOUNDS AND EXTRACTS DERIVED FROM ARTEMISIA
ANNUA.

Treatments           Mean larval     Mean pupal
                     period (days)   period (days)

Scopoletin            12.0           15.3
Isomeric flavonoid    14.3           17.7
Arteanuin B           12.5           15.8
Deoxy- artemisinin    12.2           15.0
Artemetin             12.1           14.7
Artemisinin           11.4           11.5
Artemisinic acid      11.8           11.5
NSKE                  25.2           16.1
Azadirachtin          21.8           --
Methanol extract      23.1           --
Hexane extract        12.3           --
Control               12.0           14.0
SEM                    0.311          0.367
LSDCP = 0.01)          1.15           1.370
LSDCP = 0.05)          0.874          1.033
Df                    11.0            8.0
F value              104.3           28.81

Purified compounds were administered at 0.1% of the diet
and extracts were administered at 2% of the diet.


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