, Volume 39, Issue 9, pp 1022–1024 | Cite as

Inhibition of host phenoloxidase activity by parasitoid hymenoptera

  • D. B. Stoltz
  • D. I. Cook
Short Communications Pharmacology, Toxicology


Partial or complete inhibition of hemolymph phenoloxidase activity occurred in host species attacked by some parasitoid wasps. In one system, inhibition of enzyme activity could be achieved by injection of a virus purified from parasitoid ovaries.


Enzyme Enzyme Activity Host Species Complete Inhibition Parasitoid Wasp 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. B. Stoltz
    • 1
  • D. I. Cook
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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