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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Effect of Avidin on the Growth and Mortality of Five Lepidopteran Insects

item Zhu, Yu Cheng
item Adamczyk, John
item West, Sandra

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: January 4, 2005
Publication Date: January 4, 2005
Citation: Zhu, Y., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., West, S.J. 2005. Effect of avidin on the growth and mortality of five lepidopteran insects. Meeting Abstract. Proceedings Beltwide Contton conferences. January 4-7, 2005

Technical Abstract: Artificial diet was supplemented with different concentrations of avidin, 10 ppm and 100 ppm, to determine effects on growth and mortality of five lepidopteran insects: Helicoverpa zea, Heliothis virescens, Spodoptera frugiperda, Spodoptera exigua, and Anticarsia gemmatalis. All insects were placed on diet immediately after hatching and observed until death or pupation occurred. At a concentration of 10 ppm, avidin had little or no effect on growth and mortality as compared with the control. However, at a concentration of 100 ppm, mortality of all tested insects was approximate 100%.

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