The action pattern and physiological role of Tenebrio larval amylase

@inproceedings{Applebaum1964TheAP,
  title={The action pattern and physiological role of Tenebrio larval amylase},
  author={Shalom W. Applebaum},
  year={1964}
}
Abstract The larval midgut amylase of Tenebrio molitor L. may be classified as a typical α-amylase on the basis of its action pattern on amylopectin, glycogen, and β-amylase limit dextrin. When the development is on the preferred diet of wheat-bran, the amylatic activity of the larvae is impaired by an α-amylase inhibitor present in wheat. The inhibitor has been found to be stable to digestion by the larvae. Wheat β-amylase plays the major role in the digestion of starch by larvae. The… CONTINUE READING

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