Uticaj dijeta različitog proteinskog sastava na proteine srednjeg creva i mozga larvi Morimus funereus
The influence of dietary protein quality on midgut and brain proteins in Morimus funereus larvae
Janković-Tomanić, Milena Ž.
Mrdaković-Mitić, Marija M.
Perić Mataruga, Vesna
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The response of starved Morimus funereus larvae refed with an artificial diet (Galford, 1967) was examined in the present paper. Larvae were offered diets varying in protein quality (soya protein, casein, and gelatin). Refeeding with the Galford diet (G I) and two modifications of it in which soya protein was supplemented with casein (G II) or gelatin (G III) led to an increase of body mass. Different protein quality in the nutritive substrate influenced both the quantity and quality of midgut and brain proteins.