European cabbage white

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Alias: small cabbage white, small white, cabbage white, Pieris rapae, Artogeia rapae, Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758)

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  1. Fischer H, Wheat C, Heckel D, Vogel H. Evolutionary origins of a novel host plant detoxification gene in butterflies. Mol Biol Evol. 2008;25:809-20 pubmed publisher
  2. Pauchet Y, Freitak D, Heidel Fischer H, Heckel D, Vogel H. Immunity or digestion: glucanase activity in a glucan-binding protein family from Lepidoptera. J Biol Chem. 2009;284:2214-24 pubmed publisher
    ..The noncatalytic betaGRPs may be evolutionarily derived from this newly described enzyme family that continues to function catalytically in digestion and/or pathogen defense. ..
  3. Taira W, Toki M, Kakinohana K, Sakauchi K, Otaki J. Developmental and hemocytological effects of ingesting Fukushima's radiocesium on the cabbage white butterfly Pieris rapae. Sci Rep. 2019;9:2625 pubmed publisher
    ..ingesting cabbage leaves grown with contaminated soils from Fukushima on the development and hemocytes of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae...
  4. Harvey J, Gols R. Population-related variation in plant defense more strongly affects survival of an herbivore than its solitary parasitoid wasp. J Chem Ecol. 2011;37:1081-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Plants either were undamaged or induced by feeding of larvae of the cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae. Development and biomass of M. brassicae and Mi...
  5. Tsuji J, Logan T, Russo A. A Hierarchy of Cues Directs the Foraging of Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) Larvae. Environ Entomol. 2018;47:1485-1492 pubmed publisher
    The foraging patterns of insects reflect a combination of biotic and abiotic constraints. Pieris rapae (L...
  6. STOEHR A, Walker J, Monteiro A. Spalt expression and the development of melanic color patterns in pierid butterflies. Evodevo. 2013;4:6 pubmed publisher
    ..factor, Spalt (Sal), has been previously associated with the development of some pattern elements in Pieris rapae, but it is unclear to what extent Sal is associated with patterns in other pierid species...
  7. Gordo O, Sanz J, Lobo J. Determining the environmental factors underlying the spatial variability of insect appearance phenology for the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and the small white, Pieris rapae. J Insect Sci. 2010;10:34 pubmed publisher
    ..Hymenoptera: Apidea) and the small white Pieris rapae (L.) (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) were investigated in Spain...
  8. Coolen S, Van Pelt J, van Wees S, Pieterse C. Mining the natural genetic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana for adaptation to sequential abiotic and biotic stresses. Planta. 2019;249:1087-1105 pubmed publisher
    ..cinerea when preceded by Pieris rapae herbivory or drought stress. Using 346 natural A...
  9. Santolamazza Carbone S, Velasco P, Soengas P, Cartea M. Bottom-up and top-down herbivore regulation mediated by glucosinolates in Brassica oleracea var. acephala. Oecologia. 2014;174:893-907 pubmed publisher
    ..brassicae (Hemiptera, Aphididae) increased in plants with low glucobrassicin content, whereas the specialists Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera, Pieridae), Aleyrodes brassicae (Hemiptera, Aleyrodidae) and Phyllotreta cruciferae (Coleoptera, ..

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  1. Li P, Wu L, Chen G. Identification of a novel bipartite nuclear localization signal in the DNA polymerase of the betabaculovirus Pieris rapae granulovirus. Arch Virol. 2019;164:839-845 pubmed publisher
    ..Previous results showed that the DNApol of the betabaculovirus Pieris rapae granulovirus (PiraGV) can localize in the nucleus...
  2. Rochat E, Manel S, Deschamps Cottin M, Widmer I, Joost S. Persistence of butterfly populations in fragmented habitats along urban density gradients: motility helps. Heredity (Edinb). 2017;119:328-338 pubmed publisher
    ..This is confirmed by empirical data available for the mobile butterfly species Pieris rapae in a subpart of the study area. Comparing simulated data for P...
  3. Nallu S, Hill J, Don K, Sahagun C, Zhang W, Meslin C, et al. The molecular genetic basis of herbivory between butterflies and their host plants. Nat Ecol Evol. 2018;2:1418-1427 pubmed publisher
    ..Parallel genome-wide association studies in the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, and its host plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, pinpointed a small number of butterfly and ..
  4. McQueen E, Morehouse N. Rapid Divergence of Wing Volatile Profiles Between Subspecies of the Butterfly Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). J Insect Sci. 2018;18: pubmed publisher
    ..in male and female wing volatile profiles between two recently isolated subspecies of the pierid butterfly Pieris rapae Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Pieridae): P. rapae rapae and P. rapae crucivora...
  5. Steiner A, Busching C, Vogel H, Wittstock U. Molecular identification and characterization of rhodaneses from the insect herbivore Pieris rapae. Sci Rep. 2018;8:10819 pubmed publisher
    The association of cabbage white butterflies (Pieris spec...
  6. Hasenbank M, Hartley S. Weaker resource diffusion effect at coarser spatial scales observed for egg distribution of cabbage white butterflies. Oecologia. 2015;177:423-30 pubmed publisher
    ..The resource diffusion hypothesis predicts that insect herbivores, such as Pieris rapae butterflies, are disproportionally attracted to more isolated, or 'diffused', host plants...
  7. Yan S, Zhu J, Zhu W, Li Z, Shelton A, Luo J, et al. Pollen-mediated gene flow from transgenic cotton under greenhouse conditions is dependent on different pollinators. Sci Rep. 2015;5:15917 pubmed publisher
    ..pollen-mediated gene flow (PGF) in the absence and presence of pollinators (Bombus ignitus, Apis mellifera and Pieris rapae) in one GM cotton (resistant to the insect Helicoverpa armigera and the herbicide glyphosate) and two non-GM ..
  8. Sun J, Zhou Y. Design, synthesis, and insecticidal activity of some novel diacylhydrazine and acylhydrazone derivatives. Molecules. 2015;20:5625-37 pubmed publisher
    ..instar larvae of Spodoptera exigua Hiibner, Helicoverpa armigera Hubner, Plutella xyllostella Linnaeus and Pieris rapae Linne, respectively, at a concentration of 10 mg/L...
  9. Zhu Y, Ye X, Liu Y, Yan Z, Stanley D, Ye G, et al. A Venom Gland Extracellular Chitin-Binding-Like Protein from Pupal Endoparasitoid Wasps, Pteromalus Puparum, Selectively Binds Chitin. Toxins (Basel). 2015;7:5098-113 pubmed publisher
    ..puparum, a pupal endoparasitoid of Pieris rapae. The cDNA encoded a 96-amino-acid protein, including a secretory signal peptide and a chitin-binding ..
  10. Friberg M, Posledovich D, Wiklund C. Decoupling of female host plant preference and offspring performance in relative specialist and generalist butterflies. Oecologia. 2015;178:1181-92 pubmed publisher
    ..of experiments to two sympatric and syntopic populations of the closely related butterflies Pieris napi and Pieris rapae. These butterflies show variation in their level of host specialization, which allowed comparisons between more ..
  11. Plakke M, Deutsch A, Meslin C, Clark N, Morehouse N. Dynamic digestive physiology of a female reproductive organ in a polyandrous butterfly. J Exp Biol. 2015;218:1548-55 pubmed publisher
    ..We characterized bursa proteolytic capacity in relation to female state in the polyandrous butterfly Pieris rapae. We found that the virgin bursa exhibits extremely high levels of proteolytic activity...
  12. Riach A, Perera M, Florance H, Penfield S, Hill J. Analysis of plant leaf metabolites reveals no common response to insect herbivory by Pieris rapae in three related host-plant species. J Exp Bot. 2015;66:2547-56 pubmed publisher
    ..host-plant species (Cleome spinosa, Brassica oleracea, and Lunaria annua) to larval herbivore attack (Pieris rapae; Lepidoptera)...
  13. Pentzold S, Zagrobelny M, Bjarnholt N, Kroymann J, Vogel H, Olsen C, et al. Metabolism, excretion and avoidance of cyanogenic glucosides in insects with different feeding specialisations. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2015;66:119-28 pubmed publisher
    ..littoralis, Spodoptera exigua, Mamestra brassicae) were compared to lepidopteran glucosinolate-specialists (Pieris rapae, Pieris brassicae, Plutella xylostella), and a generalist aphid (Myzus persicae) was compared to an aphid ..
  14. Fang Q, Wang B, Ye X, Wang F, Ye G. Venom of Parasitoid Pteromalus puparum Impairs Host Humoral Antimicrobial Activity by Decreasing Host Cecropin and Lysozyme Gene Expression. Toxins (Basel). 2016;8:52 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we report that Pteromalus puparum venom impairs the antimicrobial activity of its host Pieris rapae. Inhibition zone results showed that bead injection induced the antimicrobial activity of the host hemolymph ..
  15. Sun J, Zhou Y. Design, synthesis and insecticidal activity of novel phenylurea derivatives. Molecules. 2015;20:5050-61 pubmed publisher
    ..instars larvae of Spodoptera exigua Hiibner, Plutella xyllostella Linnaeus, Helicoverpa armigera Hubner and Pieris rapae Linne respectively, at the concentration of 10 mg/L...
  16. Davila Olivas N, Frago E, Thoen M, Kloth K, Becker F, van Loon J, et al. Natural variation in life history strategy of Arabidopsis thaliana determines stress responses to drought and insects of different feeding guilds. Mol Ecol. 2017;26:2959-2977 pubmed publisher
    ..have been genotyped for 250K SNPs, to a range of stresses: one abiotic stress (drought), four biotic stresses (Pieris rapae caterpillars, Plutella xylostella caterpillars, Frankliniella occidentalis thrips and Myzus persicae aphids) ..
  17. Sikkink K, Kobiela M, Snell Rood E. Genomic adaptation to agricultural environments: cabbage white butterflies (Pieris rapae) as a case study. BMC Genomics. 2017;18:412 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we begin to develop the cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae) as a system to test questions about adaptation to novel, agricultural environments...
  18. STOEHR A, Wojan E. Multiple cues influence multiple traits in the phenotypically plastic melanization of the cabbage white butterfly. Oecologia. 2016;182:691-701 pubmed publisher
    ..and photoperiod on the seasonally plastic, and likely adaptive, melanization of a temperate butterfly, Pieris rapae. Although several melanin-based traits changed in response to temperature and photoperiodic variation, these ..
  19. Meslin C, Cherwin T, Plakke M, Hill J, Small B, Goetz B, et al. Structural complexity and molecular heterogeneity of a butterfly ejaculate reflect a complex history of selection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017;114:E5406-E5413 pubmed publisher
    ..we sought to understand the biochemical and functional properties of the structurally complex ejaculates of Pieris rapae butterflies...
  20. Heinen R, Gols R, Harvey J. Black and Garlic Mustard Plants Are Highly Suitable for the Development of Two Native Pierid Butterflies. Environ Entomol. 2016;: pubmed
    ..In central Europe, the green-veined white butterfly, Pieris napi L., is bivoltine, whereas the small cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae L., has two to three generations a year. Moreover, P...
  21. Watanabe M, Kono T, Matsushima Hibiya Y, Kanazawa T, Nishisaka N, Kishimoto T, et al. Molecular cloning of an apoptosis-inducing protein, pierisin, from cabbage butterfly: possible involvement of ADP-ribosylation in its activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999;96:10608-13 pubmed
    We have previously reported that the cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae, contains a 98-kDa protein, named pierisin, that induces apoptosis in a variety of human cancer cell lines...
  22. Chen G, Fang Y, Wu L, Yan Q, Krell P, Feng G. A betabaculovirus DNA polymerase cannot substitute for the DNA polymerase of the alphabaculovirus Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus. Arch Virol. 2017;162:3487-3492 pubmed publisher
    ..In this report, DNApol of the betabaculovirus Pieris rapae granulovirus (PiraGV) was inserted into a dnapol-null AcMNPV bacmid, creating Bac-Ac?pol:PrPol...
  23. Otsuki R, Yamamoto M, Matsumoto E, Iwamoto S, Sezutsu H, Suzui M, et al. Bioengineered silkworms with butterfly cytotoxin-modified silk glands produce sericin cocoons with a utility for a new biomaterial. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017;114:6740-6745 pubmed publisher
    ..i>Bombyx mori) with posterior silk glands (PSGs) that was designed to express the cabbage butterfly (Pieris rapae) cytotoxin pierisin-1A (P1A)...
  24. Herfurth A, Ohlen M, Wittstock U. ?-Cyanoalanine Synthases and Their Possible Role in Pierid Host Plant Adaptation. Insects. 2017;8: pubmed publisher
    Cyanide is generated in larvae of the glucosinolate-specialist Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera:Pieridae) upon ingestion of plant material containing phenylalanine-derived glucosinolates as chemical defenses...
  25. Qi Y, Jin M, Ni X, Ye G, Lee Y, Huang J. Characterization of three serotonin receptors from the small white butterfly, Pieris rapae. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2017;87:107-116 pubmed publisher
    ..Piera5-HT1A, Piera5-HT1B, Piera5-HT7) from the small white butterfly Pieris rapae, an important pest of cultivated cabbages and other mustard family crops...
  26. Liu S, Zhang Y, Wang W, Zhang B, Li S. Identification and characterisation of seventeen glutathione S-transferase genes from the cabbage white butterfly Pieris rapae. Pestic Biochem Physiol. 2017;143:102-110 pubmed publisher
    ..The cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, is an economically important agricultural pest...
  27. Itoh Y, Okumura Y, Fujii T, Ishikawa Y, Omura H. Effects of mating on host selection by female small white butterflies Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2018;204:245-255 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we investigated the post-mating changes in behavioral and antennal responses of Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) females to host plant volatiles...
  28. Li Y, Mathews R. In vivo real-time monitoring of aphrodisiac pheromone release of small white cabbage butterflies (Pieris rapae). J Insect Physiol. 2016;91-92:107-12 pubmed publisher
    ..real-time monitoring of the male aphrodisiac pheromones released by the small white cabbage male butterfly (Pieris rapae Linnaeus) using confined direct analysis in real time (cDART) mass spectrometry...
  29. Yan Z, Fang Q, Liu Y, Xiao S, Yang L, Wang F, et al. A Venom Serpin Splicing Isoform of the Endoparasitoid Wasp Pteromalus puparum Suppresses Host Prophenoloxidase Cascade by Forming Complexes with Host Hemolymph Proteinases. J Biol Chem. 2017;292:1038-1051 pubmed publisher
    ..Pulldown assays show that PpS1V forms complexes with two host hemolymph proteins, here named Pieris rapae hemolymph proteinase 8 (PrHP8) and P...
  30. Dastranj M, Borzoui E, Bandani A, Franco O. Inhibitory effects of an extract from non-host plants on physiological characteristics of two major cabbage pests. Bull Entomol Res. 2018;108:370-379 pubmed publisher
    The diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) and small white cabbage butterfly (Pieris rapae) are the two main serious pests of cruciferous crops (Brassicaceae) that have developed resistance to chemical control methods...
  31. Philips K, Kobiela M, Snell Rood E. Developmental lead exposure has mixed effects on butterfly cognitive processes. Anim Cogn. 2017;20:87-96 pubmed publisher
    ..We used the cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae) as a model system to study the effect of lead pollution on insect cognitive processes,..
  32. Xiang M, Zhang X, Deng Y, Li Y, Yu J, Zhu J, et al. Comparative transcriptome analysis provides insights of anti-insect molecular mechanism of Cassia obtusifolia trypsin inhibitor against Pieris rapae. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    b>Pieris rapae, a serious Lepidoptera pest of cultivated crucifers, utilizes midgut enzymes to digest food and detoxify secondary metabolites from host plants...
  33. Liu S, Jiao J, Lu T, Xu F, Pickard B, Genin G. Arabidopsis Leaf Trichomes as Acoustic Antennae. Biophys J. 2017;113:2068-2076 pubmed publisher
    The much studied plant Arabidopsis thaliana has been reported recently to react to the sounds of caterpillars of Pieris rapae chewing on its leaves by promoting synthesis of toxins that can deter herbivory...
  34. Orth J, Schorch B, Boundy S, ffrench Constant R, Kubick S, Aktories K. Cell-free synthesis and characterization of a novel cytotoxic pierisin-like protein from the cabbage butterfly Pieris rapae. Toxicon. 2011;57:199-207 pubmed publisher
    ..The prototype pierisin-1 from the cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae, was identified as a potent apoptosis-inducing agent, acting on various types of carcinoma cell lines by mono-..
  35. Regier J, Zwick A, Cummings M, Kawahara A, Cho S, Weller S, et al. Toward reconstructing the evolution of advanced moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an initial molecular study. BMC Evol Biol. 2009;9:280 pubmed publisher
    ..Much further gene and taxon sampling will be needed, however, to strongly resolve individual deeper nodes...
  36. Arikawa K, Wakakuwa M, Qiu X, Kurasawa M, Stavenga D. Sexual dimorphism of short-wavelength photoreceptors in the small white butterfly, Pieris rapae crucivora. J Neurosci. 2005;25:5935-42 pubmed publisher
    The eyes of the female small white butterfly, Pieris rapae crucivora, are furnished with three classes of short-wavelength photoreceptors, with sensitivity peaks in the ultraviolet (UV) (lambda(max) = 360 nm), violet (V) (lambda(max) = ..
  37. Asgari S, Schmidt O. Isolation of an imaginal disc growth factor homologue from Pieris rapae and its expression following parasitization by Cotesia rubecula. J Insect Physiol. 2004;50:687-94 pubmed publisher
    ..parasitoid Cotesia rubecula (CrPDV) is responsible for the inactivation of hemocytes from the lepidopteran host Pieris rapae. Since the observed downregulation of CrPDV genes in infected host tissues is not due to cis-regulatory ..
  38. Zhu J, Wu G, Ye G, Hu C. Heat shock protein genes (hsp20, hsp75 and hsp90) from Pieris rapae: molecular cloning and transcription in response to parasitization by Pteromalus puparum. Insect Sci. 2013;20:183-93 pubmed publisher
    ..full length complementary DNA (cDNA) sequences of three hsp genes (hsp20, hsp75 and hsp90) were amplified from Pieris rapae, and their transcriptional responsiveness to parasitization by the endoparasitic wasp Pteromalus puparum were ..
  39. Zhu J, Fang Q, Ye G, Hu C. Proteome changes in the plasma of Pieris rapae parasitized by the endoparasitoid wasp Pteromalus puparum. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2011;12:93-102 pubmed publisher
    Parasitism by the endoparasitoid wasp Pteromalus puparum causes alterations in the plasma proteins of Pieris rapae. Analysis of plasma proteins using a proteomic approach showed that seven proteins were differentially expressed in the ..
  40. Oda T, Hirabayashi H, Shikauchi G, Takamura R, Hiraga K, Minami H, et al. Structural basis of autoinhibition and activation of the DNA-targeting ADP-ribosyltransferase pierisin-1. J Biol Chem. 2017;292:15445-15455 pubmed publisher
    ..Pierisin-1 is an ADP-ribosyltransferase from the cabbage butterfly Pieris rapae and is composed of N-terminal catalytic and C-terminal ricin B-like domains...
  41. Qi Y, Huang J, Li M, Wu Y, Xia R, Ye G. Serotonin modulates insect hemocyte phagocytosis via two different serotonin receptors. elife. 2016;5: pubmed publisher
    ..We report that hemocytes in the caterpillar, Pieris rapae are able to synthesize 5-HT following activation by lipopolysaccharide...
  42. van Ohlen M, Herfurth A, Kerbstadt H, Wittstock U. Cyanide detoxification in an insect herbivore: Molecular identification of β-cyanoalanine synthases from Pieris rapae. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2016;70:99-110 pubmed publisher
    ..The mechanisms of adaptation are not fully understood. Larvae of Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) are specialist herbivores on glucosinolate-containing plants...
  43. Zhu J, Yang P, Wu G. Prophenoloxidase from Pieris rapae: gene cloning, activity, and transcription in response to venom/calyx fluid from the endoparasitoid wasp Cotesia glomerata. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2011;12:103-15 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, the full-length complementary DNA (cDNA) of a Pieris rapae PPO was cloned...
  44. Courtiade J, Pauchet Y, Vogel H, Heckel D. A comprehensive characterization of the caspase gene family in insects from the order Lepidoptera. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:357 pubmed publisher
  45. Meslin C, Plakke M, Deutsch A, Small B, Morehouse N, Clark N. Digestive organ in the female reproductive tract borrows genes from multiple organ systems to adopt critical functions. Mol Biol Evol. 2015;32:1567-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, complex physiological phenotypes such as that found in the bursa offer important opportunities for understanding the relative role of pleiotropy and specialization in adaptive evolution. ..
  46. Fang Q, Wang F, Gatehouse J, Gatehouse A, Chen X, Hu C, et al. Venom of parasitoid, Pteromalus puparum, suppresses host, Pieris rapae, immune promotion by decreasing host C-type lectin gene expression. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e26888 pubmed publisher
    ..by parasitoid Pteromalus puparum, whose venom inhibited the promotion of immunity in its host Pieris rapae (cabbage white butterfly). ..
  47. Lam F, McNeil J, Donly C. Octopamine receptor gene expression in three lepidopteran species of insect. Peptides. 2013;41:66-73 pubmed publisher
    ..lepidopteran species: the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni; the true armyworm, Pseudaletia unipuncta; and the cabbage white, Pieris rapae. Seven major larval tissues and one adult tissue were examined in T...
  48. Wu S, Wang F, Huang J, Fang Q, Shen Z, Ye G. Molecular and cellular analyses of a ryanodine receptor from hemocytes of Pieris rapae. Dev Comp Immunol. 2013;41:1-10 pubmed publisher
    ..study, we show that the RyR-stimulating agent flubendiamide inhibit hemocyte spreading and phagocytosis in the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae...
  49. Donly B, Caveney S. A transporter for phenolamine uptake in the arthropod CNS. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2005;59:172-83 pubmed
    ..Thus, although this transporter is widely expressed in invertebrates, there are various invertebrates that appear to have evolved alternate ways of recycling phenolamine neurotransmitters released at the nerve synapse. ..
  50. Wakakuwa M, Stavenga D, Kurasawa M, Arikawa K. A unique visual pigment expressed in green, red and deep-red receptors in the eye of the small white butterfly, Pieris rapae crucivora. J Exp Biol. 2004;207:2803-10 pubmed publisher
    The full primary structure of a long-wavelength absorbing visual pigment of the small white butterfly, Pieris rapae crucivora, was determined by molecular cloning...
  51. Wittstock U, Agerbirk N, Stauber E, Olsen C, Hippler M, Mitchell Olds T, et al. Successful herbivore attack due to metabolic diversion of a plant chemical defense. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004;101:4859-64 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we present evidence that larvae of the specialist insect, Pieris rapae (cabbage white butterfly, Lepidoptera: Pieridae), are biochemically adapted to the glucosinolate-myrosinase system, the major ..