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Protein Digestion of Wood-boring Insects

Nature volume 139, pages 286287 (13 February 1937) | Download Citation

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THE nitrogen supply of wood-boring insects has never been investigated. Ripper1 assumes that it is derived directly from the wood. Mansour and Mansour-Bek2 arrive at the same conclusion, and since their summary has been published, Parkin3 has found a proteolytic enzyme in Lyctus, which supports, this view.

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  1. Department of Zoology, Imperial College, S.W.7. Jan. 13.

    • H. S. HOPF

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