S.M. Mahboob Hassan* & Seema Kumari
Department of Zoology, Patna Science College, Patna University, Patna, Bihar, India
Received :21st October 2018 ; Revised : 15th January 2019
Abstract : Effect of DDT on the protein and amino acid concentration of the ovary, fat bodies and muscles in adult female Dysdercus cingulatus was investigated in the laboratory under normal condition as well as experimental. The concentration of protein of ovary, fat bodies and muscles of the insect declined significantly in case of DDT treated insect in comparison to control insect. Decline in protein concentration corresponds to increase in the free amino acids at respective stages of treated insect. In the adult female Dysdercus cingulatus, Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane (DDT) had lowering effect on protein concentration of the ovary, Fat bodies and muscles from one day to 7 days. The effect of DDT on the free amino acid concentration of the ovary, fat bodies and muscles of the adult female Dysdercus cingulatus from one day to three day had decreased and significantly increased from 4th day to 7th day.
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