, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 162–163 | Cite as

Invertase activity in the gut of 6th instar larvae ofSpodoptera mauritia Boisd. (Noctuidae, Lepidoptera)

  • A. K. Prema
  • U. V. K. Mohamed


Invertase activity has been studied in the fore-, mid- and hindgut of the 6th instar larva ofSpodoptera mauritia. The highest activity was in the midgut except during the early hours of the larval period when the foregut showed comparatively increased activity. The hindgut invertase activity may be from the voiding of enzyme along with the undigested food.


Enzyme High Activity Invertase Activity Larval Period Undigested Food 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Prema
    • 1
  • U. V. K. Mohamed
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of CalicutKerala(India)

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