Control of the release of digestive enzymes in the larvae of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda.

@article{Lwalaba2010ControlOT,
  title={Control of the release of digestive enzymes in the larvae of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda.},
  author={Digali Lwalaba and Klaus H. Hoffmann and Joseph Woodring},
  journal={Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={14-29}
}
There is a basal level of enzyme activity for trypsin, aminopeptidase, amylase, and lipase in the gut of unfed larval (L6) Spodoptera frugiperda. Trypsin activity does not decrease with non-feeding, possibly because of the low protein levels in plants along with high amino acid requirements for growth and storage (for later reproduction in adults). Therefore, trypsin must always be present so that only a minimal protein loss via egestion occurs. Larvae, however, adjust amylase activity to… CONTINUE READING

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