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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 6)
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Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoretic Band Pattern of Esterase in the Pupae of Bactrocera papavae and Bactrocera carambolae (Diptera: Tephritidae)

M. Hasanuzzaman and A.B. Idris
Corresponding Author:  M. Hasanuzzaman 

Key words:  Electrophoresis, fruit fly, isozyme, polyacrylamide gel, tephritidae, ,
Vol. 4 , (6): 702-705
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August 18, 2012 September 12, 2012 November 20, 2012
Abstract:

The study was undertaken to compare the electrophoretic banding patterns of esterase isozyme between the pupae of Bactrocera papayae and Bactrocera carambolae (Diptera: Tephritidae) by using polyacrylamide gel. These two Bactrocera species are the major agricultural pests, especially fruits and vegetables. One esterase band, EST-1 was detected and the relative mobility value was 0.15 which was close to the cathode. The EST-1 band was present in the pupae of both Bactrocera species. There was no difference in the esterase patterns of both species. The thickness and activation of the band varied slightly. So, the results prove that the pupae of the two Bactrocera species have almost similar esterase band pattern in the same polyacrylamide gel.
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M. Hasanuzzaman and A.B. Idris, 2012. Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoretic Band Pattern of Esterase in the Pupae of Bactrocera papavae and Bactrocera carambolae (Diptera: Tephritidae).  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 4(6): 702-705.
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