Protein Synthesis in the Male Accessory Reproductive Glands of Spodoptera litura (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera)

  • R. Sridevi
  • Aparna Ray


The male accessory reproductive glands (ARGs) of the tobacco caterpillar, Spodoptera litura begin development on 6th day of the pupal stage. The synthetic activity of the gland begins from the eighth day pupal stage as shown by 3H-leucine incorporation studies. There is a significant increase (2.4-fold) in the specific activity of 3H-leucine incorporation into TCA precipitable proteins in 10 hr old males when compared to newly emerged males (0 hr), and this synthesis is partially blocked (60%) by cycloheximide (5μg/insect) treatment.

Key Words

Protein synthesis male accessory reproductive glands cycloheximide effect 


Les glandes accessoires de réproduction (ARG) du Spodoptera litura commencent le dével¬oppement en etape de milieu-pupille et les activités synthétiques depuis le huitième jour d’étape pupille comme montré pavles études incorporés de 3H-leucine. Le taux du synthese proteine augmente d’une manière significative dans les mâles quisont émergés nouvellement et le synthèse est blocké par le traîtment cycloheximide.

Mots Cléfs

Le synthèse protéine les glandes reproductive et accessoires l’effect cycloheximide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Sridevi
    • 1
  • Aparna Ray
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia

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