R.S. Umakanth and N.B. Krishnamurthy
Isozymes of α- and β-esterases were analyzed in four selected races of univoltine (B38P), bivoltine (NB18 and SF19) and multivoltine (C. nichi) by employing polyacrylamide gel electrophoretic technique (PAGE). Racial differences as a reflection of ontogenic differentiation of the multi-banded system in the races under study were identified, although the trend of differential activity of the esterase(s) follows a specific pattern in all the races. Certain differences are also known between α- and β-esterases is more prominent and exhibits higher activity.
Keywords: Bombyx mori. Esterases. Isozymes. Ontogeny. PAGE. Voltinism. Zymogram.
Annals of Tropical Research 18:(1996)