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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.82  suppl.3 Rio de Janeiro  1987 

Evolution of holometabola insect digestive systems: physiological and biochemical aspects

Walter R. Terra1 

Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Química, Departamento de Bioquímica, São Paulo, Brasil


This review takes into account primarily the work done in our laboratory with insects from the major Holometabola orders. Only the most significant data for each insect will be presented and a proposal on the evolution of Holometabola insect digstive systems will be advanced.


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