ALLIUM SATIVUM INDUCED PROTEIN CHANGES IN THE HAEMOLYMPH OF CALLOSOBRUCHUS CHINENSIS (COLEOPTERA: BRUCHIDAE)
Dr. M. Madhavi*
Callosobruchus chinensis is a Serious pest to agricultural crop produces infesting cereals, and many other food products, thus causing heavy damage to the food stuffs and useless for human consumption. Hence an attempt was made to control the stored products pest by using medicinal plant extract Allium sativum. The protein content in the Haemolymph increased gradually in the larvae, pupae and the adults of C. chinensis, whereas in the Allium sativum treated resultant larvae there was a prominent decrease in the protein content when compared with the controls.
Keywords: Allium sativum, Callosbruchus chinensis, haemolymph, larvae, pupae.
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