ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATASE ACTIVITY IN WHOLE BODY AND MITOCHONDRIAL FRACTIONS OF AGEING CARYEDON SERRATUS (COLEOPTERA : BRUCHIDAE)

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Published: 1987-01-08

Page: 35-37


SURAJ P. SHARMA *

Department of Biology, Guru Nanak University, Amritsar-143005

NIRMAL THIARA *

Department of Biology, Guru Nanak University, Amritsar-143005

RENU WADHWA *

Department of Biology, Guru Nanak University, Amritsar-143005

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Adenosine triphosphatase activity is found to undergo an initial increase during the reproductive period followed by decrease during senescent period in both the sexes of a bruchid, C. serratus. The changing pattern of ATPase activity is in line with the sex specific unusual pattern of life duration in this bruchid, i.e. males live longer than the females. The study supports the view that bruchid undergo a natural ageing process inspite of its nonfeeding habit.

Keywords: Ageing, Longevity in insects


How to Cite

SHARMA, S. P., THIARA, N., & WADHWA, R. (1987). ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATASE ACTIVITY IN WHOLE BODY AND MITOCHONDRIAL FRACTIONS OF AGEING CARYEDON SERRATUS (COLEOPTERA : BRUCHIDAE). BIONATURE, 7(1), 35–37. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/BN/article/view/183

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