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- Oppert, B.; Hartzer, K.; Smith, C.M.
- Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 2000 v.103 no.3-4 pp. 99
- Hypera postica; larvae; digestive enzymes; serine proteinases; cysteine proteinases; chymotrypsin; enzyme activity; enzyme activation; enzyme substrates; enzyme inhibitors; enzyme inhibition
- ... The alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica (Gyllenhal), is a serious economic pest of alfalfa in the State of Kansas. To identify potential insecticidal proteins that may be incorporated into transgenic alfalfa to enhance resistance to the weevil, the digestive proteinases of larval stages of H. postica were characterized. Seven caseinolytic proteinase activities from both serine and cysteine subclasses w ...