2015, Vol. 2 Issue 3, Part A
Effects on protein levels on Gallaria mellonella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) adults at different age of changing the start time of the light
Author(s): Yeşim Koç, Adem Gülel
Abstract: Effects of protein levels Gallaria mellonella adults at different age of changing the start time of the light were investigated in this study. Insects were reared at, six different photoperiod regimes eighteen hours light, six hours dark (18L; 6D) first level, (18L; 6D) second level, twelve hours light, twelve hours dark (12L; 12D) first level, (12L; 12D) second level, six hours light, eighteen hours dark (6L; 18D) first level, (6L; 18D) second level). Illumination was done with 40 W fluorescent bulbs in different photoperiod regi-mes. It was made second level photoperiod regimes for 18L;6D, 6L; 18D, 12L; 12D under the condition different light on time. Insects were fed with honey free comb. Calculating the amount of protein for analysis, Lowry test was used. Protein level in 100 mg of adults increased in the first days of adult of females in connection with their age but decreased afterwards. No difference was observed in males. Amount of protein in some age groups, no statistically significant differences, and while significant differences were found in some age groups. Generally, Under the same photoperiod regimes, there were increase amounts of protein in the first level photoperiod since significant variations in protein levels can be observed in connection with sex and start of the light. This shows the importance of change the start time of light.
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Yeşim Koç, Adem Gülel. Effects on protein levels on Gallaria mellonella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) adults at different age of changing the start time of the light. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies. 2015; 2(3): 40-43.