Triflumuron Effects on the Physiology and Reproduction of Rhodnius prolixus Adult Females
(a) Spontaneous and (b) total phenoloxidase (PO) activities in the hemolymph of Rhodnius prolixus adult females orally treated with different doses (0.05–0.5 μL/mL blood) of TFM. Controls were engorged with defibrinated rabbit blood only. Experimental insects were engorged with blood containing TFM and PO activities were measured in the hemolymph 7, 12, or 16 days after feeding. Figures correspond to enzymatic activities measured in 5 samples obtained from one insect each. Asterisk marks denote differences between control and experimental groups (unpaired -test, ).
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