Manometric Assay of the In Vitro Dehydrochlorination of TDE by the Mexican Bean Beetle

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A manometric method provided a fairly reliable measurement of the quantity of dehydrochlorinated TDE produced from TDE by aqueous extracts of acetone powders of Epilachna varivestis Mulsant pupae. Dehydrochlorinated TDE was the only significant metabolite of TDE detected by ultraviolet absorption measurements. Addition of the disodium salt of ethylenediaminetetracetic acid significantly prolonged the activity of the dehydrochlorinase.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 15, 1970

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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