Characterization of oxidative enzyme changes in buffalograsses challenged by Blissus occiduus.

@article{HengMoss2004CharacterizationOO,
  title={Characterization of oxidative enzyme changes in buffalograsses challenged by Blissus occiduus.},
  author={Tiffany M. Heng-Moss and Gautam Sarath and Frederick P. Baxendale and Dana Novak and Shauna Bose and Xinhi Ni and Sharron S. Quisenberry},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2004},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={1086-95}
}
This research investigated the role of oxidative enzymes in the defense response of buffalograss, Buchloë dactyloides (Nuttall) Engelmann, to Blissus occiduus Barber. Changes in catalase and peroxidase activity were observed in both resistant and susceptible buffalograsses in response to chinch bug feeding. Susceptible plants were shown to have a lower level of catalase activity compared with their respective control plants. By contrast, catalase activities of resistant plants were similar… CONTINUE READING