Pablo A. Bochicchio, Martín M. Pérez, Luis A. Quesada-Allué, Alejandro Rabossi
Under illumination conditions, porphyrins generate cytotoxic radicals in cells. Our study evaluated the effects of haematoporphyrin IX (HP IX) in a laboratory population of male Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) during exposure to a low fluence rate (39 μE m−2 s−1) of light. We found that exposing flies to HP IX for at least 5 days was sufficient to cause irreversible damage that led to anticipated death, as also provoked by chronic exposure to the same concentration. To identify …
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