PMID: 6085250Nov 1, 1984

Amino-acid synthesis in adult Dacus oleae (Gmelin) (Diptera Tephritidae) determined with [U-14C] glucose

Archives internationales de physiologie et de biochimie
G J Tsiropoulos

Abstract

The ability of adult Dacus oleae for amino-acid synthesis from [U-14C] glucose was investigated. The relatively high specific activity radiometric measurements indicated that both sexes were able to synthesize the amino acids: alanine, aspartic acid, cystine, glutamic acid, glycine, hydroxyproline, proline and tyrosine; therefore, these amino acids are considered as nutritionally dispensable for D. oleae. On the other hand, the amino acids: arginine, histidine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, serine, threonine, and valine, showed a very low specific activity and therefore are considered as nutritionally indispensable. It was not possible to conclude about tryptophane, since the acid hydrolysis destroyed this amino acid.

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Mar 1, 1981·Journal of Chemical Ecology·B E Mazomenos, G E Haniotakis
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Aug 16, 2018·Royal Society Open Science·Awawing A AndongmaChang-Ying Niu

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