, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 432–434 | Cite as

Some metabolic disorders affecting the carotenoid-linked haemolymph proteins inRhynchosciara americana (Diptera, Sciaridae)

  • W. R. Terra
  • A. G. de Bianchi
  • M. Paes de Mello
  • R. Basile


Disorders in the carotenoid metabolism are proposed to explain the absence of the yellow and violet or only the violet carotenoid-linked proteins from the haemolymph of someR. americana larvae. The lack of only the yellow chromoprotein is considered to be due to a failure in the biosynthesis of its apoprotein.


Carotenoid Metabolic Disorder Carotenoid Metabolism Haemolymph Protein 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. R. Terra
    • 2
    • 1
  • A. G. de Bianchi
    • 2
    • 1
  • M. Paes de Mello
    • 2
    • 1
  • R. Basile
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Biologia, Instituto de BiociênciasUniversidade de São PauloSão Paulo(Brasil)
  2. 2.Departamento de Bioquímica Instituto de QuímicaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrasil

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