Canadian Forest Service Publications

The accumulation of uric acid in the fat body of sawflies and its detection. 1968. Smirnoff, W.A.; Philogène, B.J.R. The Canadian Entomologist 100(1): 69-74.

Year: 1968

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 16029

Language: English

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Uric acid accumulation in the fat body of several species of Tenthredinidae and Diprionidae was determined on a qualitative and quantitative basis. Variations were found in the number of crystal agglomerations per cell and in the nature of the agglomerations between species. Uric acid dosage revealed considerable variations in concentration. Such variations could be useful for taxonomic purposes.