Essential Amino Acids in Dietary Protein Sources and the Nutritional Status and Oviposition of Boll Weevils
Authors: Lindig, Oliver H.; Poe, William E.; Hedin, Paul A.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 73, Number 1, February 1980 , pp. 172-175(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The content of essential amino acids in the bud anthers of cotton, Gossypium spp., the normal feeding site of Anthonomus grandis grandis (Boheman) was similar to the content in the insect. The standard adult and larval boll weevil diets possessed a lysine-arginine ratio of 0.52 because of the high level of cottonseed arginine, but the ratio in anthers (assumed to be optimal) was 1.50. Two diets that were formulated with a higher lysine-arginine ratio (0.90) and a higher total amino acid content gave increased larval survival, growth, oviposition, and hatch.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1980-02-01
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