The function of a trypsin-like enzyme in the saliva of Euplectrus separatae larvae.

@article{Nakamatsu2004TheFO,
  title={The function of a trypsin-like enzyme in the saliva of Euplectrus separatae larvae.},
  author={Yutaka Nakamatsu and Toshiharu Tanaka},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={50 9},
  pages={847-54}
}
Larvae of the gregarious ectoparasitoid, Euplectrus separatae, a species that parasitizes Pseudaletia separata, migrate from the dorsal to the ventral side of the host larva for pupation 7 days after parasitization. The parasitized host larvae die after the migration. The body mass of the parasitoid larvae increases while that of the host larva drastically decreases. Most of the tissue in the dead host larvae completely collapses. In this study, we examined the cause of host death and how the… CONTINUE READING

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