Pyrrolizidine alkaloids from Senecio vulgaris sequestered and stored by Danaus plexippus

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Danaus plexippus reared on Asclepias curassavica, sprayed with homogenized leaves of Senecio vulgaris, were found to contain mean pyrrolizidine alkaloid concentrations of 38.8±6.08 μg/male butterfly and 16.5 ± 3–63 μg/female butterfly.

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