Adult cat flea (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) excretion of host blood proteins in relation to larval nutrition.

  title={Adult cat flea (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) excretion of host blood proteins in relation to larval nutrition.},
  author={Jules Silverman and Arthur G Appel},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  volume={31 2},
Protein content and ion composition of host blood and feces from blood-fed adult cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouché), were examined. Total fecal protein differed slightly from host blood indicating that there was little digestion of host blood by adult fleas. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis gels of host blood and flea feces also revealed little digestion, as evidenced by the quantitatively and qualitatively similar protein banding patterns. Blood and fecal ion… 

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