The Role of Zinc on Oxygen Consumption of Silkworm Bombyx mori.L

Publication Date : 30/11/2017

DOI : 10.22623/IJAPSA.2017.3128.HPU1D


Author(s) :

P.VARAPRASAD AND A.VIJAYABHASKARA RAO , A.Vijaya Bhaskara rao.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 3
,
Issue 11
(11 - 2017)



Abstract :

Oxygen passes through the tracheal system from the spiracles to the tissues and ultimately must reach the mitochondrial in order to play a part in oxidative processes. There are two district phases in the transport of gases, one through the tracheal system, known as air-tube diffusion, and one through the tissues in solution in the cytoplasm, known as air-tube diffusion, and one through the tissues in the cytoplasm, known as tissue diffusion.The results indicated that the oxygen up take is decreased significantly in silkworm trated with lethal and sub lethal dose. However in sub-sub lethal dose,the oxygen consumption rate increase significantly. Zinc acts as a suppressor of oxygen consumption whereas at sub sub-lethal dose of zinc acts as an inducer of oxygen consumption.


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