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midgut

[′mid‚gət]
(embryology)
The middle portion of the digestive tube in vertebrate embryos. Also known as mesenteron.
(invertebrate zoology)
The mesodermal intermediate part of an invertebrate intestine.
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More importantly, the relatively high expression level of BmARM-like mRNA were observed in BC9 (near-isogenic line) following BmNPV infection as compared to P50 (susceptible strain), which was further validated in the midgut of A35 (resistant strain).
We used semi-quantitative RT-PCR to compare the amplification of the tnapn1 transcript in midguts from selected strains exposed to Xentari to unselected strains reared on normal diet (Fig.
Another 414 mosquitoes (138 from mosquitoes of each species) were infected by Zika virus, and the midguts were measured; the overall infection rates were 89.
510) of the midgut with some enzyme mediated virus degradation activity that ultimately initiate polyhedral dissolution and virion release.
Control or treated midguts were dissected at 24 h post- treatment just prior to death.
Site-directed mutations in a highly conserved region of Bacillus thuringiensis [delta]-endotoxin affect inhibition of short circuit current across Bombyx mori midguts.
Present work was conducted to study and compare the immune responses of antigens prepared from midguts and salivary glands of locally prevalent B.
Most of the hematophagous insects present a midgut morphologically and physiologically divided into two or more parts (Reinhardt, 1976; Lehane & Billingsley, 1996).
APN isoforms, together with the cadherin-like protein and membrane bound alkaline phosphatase of the midgut, are known to serve as receptors for insecticidal Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) endotoxins (Wang et al.
Most of the midgut proteolytic enzymes in coleopteran insects have been shown to be cysteine proteinases (Murdock et al.
Carrying out this manipulation in annelid embryos that normally develop into nonfeeding larvae with occluded midguts might yield larvae with open midguts.