THE ROLE OF COWPEA LIPID IN THE OVIPOSITION OF CALLOSOBRUCR US MACULATUS

Faculty: 
Life Sciences

The Possible role of lipids in the oviposition of Callosobruchus maculatus was investigated. Although C. maculatus was attracted to increasing concentration of cowpea Vigna unguiculata  lipid, it was repelled by a similar increase in the concentration of soya bean,  Glycine max  lipid. Both the low and high concentrations of groundnut;  Arachis hypogea  lipid repelled C.  maculatus. Maize, Zea mais also repelled C. maculatus. These results are discussed.

Lipid Biochemistry:Providing New Insights into Disease

Series No.: 
40
Delivered by: 
Nwanze E.A.C
Delivered on: 
Thursday, June 29, 1995