volume 165, issue 2-3, P109-119 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12605
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Cézar da Silva Bezerra, Carolina Turatti Oliveira, Maria Lígia Rodrigues Macedo

Abstract: Abstract Plant peptidase inhibitors provide plants with a defense strategy to inhibit insect digestive enzymes and have been studied as an alternative strategy for pest control as they interfere in normal insect physiology. We evaluated the effects of ingestion of the trypsin inhibitor from Inga vera Willd. (Fabaceae) seeds on the nutritional and digestive physiology of Ephestia kuehniella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae. Inga vera trypsin inhibitor (IVTI) reduced the efficiency of the conversion of …

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