Authors : R.G. Patil
Page Nos : 34-36
In insects proteases are important enzymes that proteolyze different kinds of proteins in a variety of insect species. In this study Activity of enzyme Protease After exposure to phytotoxin Tridax procumbens for 12 hrs. in larvae of Aedes aegypti is 192, 192 and 110 enzyme activity/mg protein/ 30 min respectively in acidic, alkaline and neutral protease where as in control set 110, 145 and 57 enzyme activity/mg protein/ 30 min. The enzyme activity was found increased in the larvae of all exposed sets, when compared with control set. The protein products are utilized for the metabolic activities which require increased protease activity.