Spectroscopic analysis of chorion (eggshell) of two Indian grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae)Abstract :
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
chorion, Gesonula punctifrons, mass spectra, Oxya hyla hyla