Characterization of digestive proteolytic activity in Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae).

@article{Wright2006CharacterizationOD,
  title={Characterization of digestive proteolytic activity in Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae).},
  author={M. Knop Wright and S. L. Brandt and T. Coudron and R. Wagner and J. Habibi and E. Backus and J. Huesing},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={52 7},
  pages={
          717-28
        }
}
The tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus Knight, is a pest that causes considerable economic losses to vegetables, cotton, canola, and alfalfa. Detailed knowledge of its digestive physiology will provide new opportunities for a sustainable pest management approach to control this insect. Little is known about the different protease class contributions to the overall digestion of a specific protein. To this end, the proteolytic activities in female adult L. hesperus salivary gland and midgut… Expand
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