EFFECTIVITY OF STARVATION ON DIGESTIVE ENZYME OF FEMALE HOLOTRICHIA SERRATA (FAB) (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE)Abstract
The effect of starvation on the digestive enzymes of female Holotrichia serrata (Fab) shows that there are considerable general reductions in enzymatic activities except in a lipase in both gut sections; however there are considerable increases of soluble proteins, both the gut section homogenates of the starved female. The maximum reduction of protease is 83% in a hindgut and 86% in the midgut followed by invertase which is 59% in a midgut and 50% in the hindgut and trehalose 62% hindgut and 51% in the midgut. The lipase is 80% reduction in a hindgut and 41% in the midgut in a starved female. In the starved female, Lipase showing the significant decrease in activity of 11% in a hindgut and 5% increase in the midgut.
S. V. Theurkar
Department of Zoology, Hutatma Rajguru Mahavidyalaya, University of Pune, Rajgurunagar, Maharashtra, India.
19 April 2014
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