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A modified enzymatic method for measuring insect sugars and the effect of storing samples in ethanol on subsequent trehalose measurements
Abstract A modified method for enzymatically measuring concentrations of glucose, fructose and trehalose in parasitoid wasps is described and evaluated. The method has high specificity, gives results… Expand
Proof of concept for a biochemical test that differentiates between heat-treated and non-heat- treated food products
Quarantine authorities often deal with imported food products containing ingredients of animal origin that can carry biosecurity hazards such as animal diseases. The New Zealand Ministry for Primary… Expand
A biochemical viability assay is compatible with molecular methods for species identification
A biochemical viability assay was recently developed to quickly and easily assess the viability of small immobile arthropods, including eggs, intercepted on plant products. On inding a viable… Expand
Methyl bromide fumigation and delayed mortality: safe trade of live pests?
Live organisms intercepted from treated commodities during phytosanitary inspections usually arouse suspicions of treatment failure, sub-standard treatment application, or post-treatment infestation.… Expand
Towards a test to verify that wood has been heat-treated to the ISPM15 standard
International trade of wood, including dunnage, is a well-known pathway for spreading diseases and wood-boring insects between countries. To mitigate this risk, the International Standard for… Expand