Feeding and oviposition behavior of tobacco hornworms, Manduca sexta, in relation to Myo-inositol

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Title:
Feeding and oviposition behavior of tobacco hornworms, Manduca sexta, in relation to Myo-inositol
Author:
Nelson, Nancy Marie, 1968-
Issue Date:
1996
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the role that myo-inositol plays in feeding and oviposition by the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta. The results show that; (1) of all of the compounds tested only myo-inositol and epi-inositol consistently elicited a rapid, phasic-tonic firing response from taste receptors, (2) inositol is a feeding stimulant for both fifth and third stage M. sexta larvae, (3) M. sexta larvae do not need dietary inositol for normal growth and development, but females need dietary inositol as larvae for egg production as adults, (4) inositol is also a utilizable carbohydrate for M. sexta larvae and considering its relative abundance in Solanaceous plants, it may serve as an important carbohydrate source, (5) inositol does not appear to be important in oviposition, (6) inositol is correlated to protein levels in young tomato and tobacco plants.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Neuroscience.; Biology, Ecology.; Biology, Entomology.; Agriculture, Animal Culture and Nutrition.
Degree Name:
M.Sc.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Entomology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Bernays, Elizabeth A.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFeeding and oviposition behavior of tobacco hornworms, Manduca sexta, in relation to Myo-inositolen_US
dc.creatorNelson, Nancy Marie, 1968-en_US
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Nancy Marie, 1968-en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to examine the role that myo-inositol plays in feeding and oviposition by the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta. The results show that; (1) of all of the compounds tested only myo-inositol and epi-inositol consistently elicited a rapid, phasic-tonic firing response from taste receptors, (2) inositol is a feeding stimulant for both fifth and third stage M. sexta larvae, (3) M. sexta larvae do not need dietary inositol for normal growth and development, but females need dietary inositol as larvae for egg production as adults, (4) inositol is also a utilizable carbohydrate for M. sexta larvae and considering its relative abundance in Solanaceous plants, it may serve as an important carbohydrate source, (5) inositol does not appear to be important in oviposition, (6) inositol is correlated to protein levels in young tomato and tobacco plants.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Neuroscience.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Entomology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Animal Culture and Nutrition.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.Sc.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEntomologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBernays, Elizabeth A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1381778en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34263238en_US
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