Spectroscopic analysis of chorion (eggshell) of two Indian grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae)

Abstract : 

Oxya hyla hyla and Gesonula punctifrons are Orthopteran insects and representative of Acrididae family. Spectroscopic analysis of chorion of these two insects revealed involvement of Calcium, Zinc, Iron and Copper in the hardening of chorion. High abundance of tryptophan and tyrosine has been detected. A protein with 55 kDa molecular weight was commonly available in both insects without any conserved sequence. Structural analysis executes different 3D structure of this protein and also indicated about their differential role in chorion formation in case of these two insects


Keyword : 

AAS, chorion, Gesonula punctifrons, mass spectra, Oxya hyla hyla


Author(s) : , A. Shyam Roy, D. Ghosh
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