Acronym for 2,4-dihydroxy-7-methoxyl-1,4-benzoxazin-3-one, a naturally occurring compound that confers resistance to certain insect pests in maize.
DIMBOA (2,4-dihydroxy-7-methoxy-1,4-benzoxazin-3-one) is a naturally occurring hydroxamic acid, a benzoxazinoid. DIMBOA is a powerful antibiotic present in maize and related grasses, particularly wheat and serves as a natural defense against a wide range of pests including insects, pathogenic fungi and bacteria. In maize DIMBOA functions as natura...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIMBOA
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