• Host preferences of some acridids (Insecta: Orthoptera) in relation to some biochemical parameters

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      Biochemical parameters; host preferences; acridids

    • Abstract


      Biochemical analysis of host plants of 6 species of acridids for their total protein, carbohydrates, phenols, free aminoacids, water and nitrogen content revealed significant correlation in regard to their host preferences, wherein the leaf water-nitrogen index as well as the total phenol composition appeared to play an important role.

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      K P Sanjayan1 T N Ananthakrishnan1

      1. Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Madras - 600 034, India
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