Impact of Acephate and Buprofezin on Soil Invertase

  • Naga Raju Maddela
  • Kadiyala Venkateswarlu


Invertase is the enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose to yield glucose and fructose. Like other soil enzymes, invertase is also highly sensitive to disturbances induced by natural and anthropogenic activities. The impact of single or repeated applications of acephate and buprofezin, at concentrations ranging from 0.25 to 1.0 kg ha−1, in unamended or N-P-K fertilizer-amended soil samples towards the activity of invertase was investigated. Single application of acephate or buprofezin, up to 7.5 μg g−1 soil, was stimulatory (>209%). However, the highest level (10 μg g−1) of buprofezin appreciably inhibited (45%) invertase activity. After three repeated applications, the enzyme activities were affected gradually, but not significantly. Though the trend was very similar in NPK-amended soils, higher activities of invertase were recorded after single application. Combinations of 7.5 or 10 μg g−1 buprofezin with graded concentrations of acephate elicited antagonistic response towards invertase activity in soils amended without or with N-P-K fertilizers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naga Raju Maddela
    • 1
  • Kadiyala Venkateswarlu
    • 2
  1. 1.East Campus, School of Environment Science & EngineeringSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Sri Krishnadevaraya UniversityAnantapurIndia

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