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Hartzer, Kris

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Bio Brief

Host-Parasitoid Interaction: Biological, biochemical, and molecular aspects of the prophenoloxidase cascade in Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera; Phyralidae) parasitized by Habrobracon hebetor (Hymeoptera: Braconidae)


Hartzer, K. L., K. Y. Zhu, and J. E. Baker. 2005. Phenoloxidase in larvae of Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): Molecular cloning of the proenzyme cDNA and enzyme activity in larvae paralyzed and parasitized by Habrobracon hebeter (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 59: 67-79.

Oppert, B., T.D. Morgan, K. Hartzer, and K.J. Kramer. 2005. Compensatory proteolytic responses to dietary proteinase inhibitors in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera : Tenebrionidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C-Toxicology & Pharmacology 140: 53-58

Oppert, B., T.D. Morgan, K. Hartzer, B. Lenarcic, K. Galesa, J. Brzin, V. Turk, K. Yoza, K. Ohtsubo and K.J. Kramer. 2003. Effects of proteinase inhibitors on digestive proteinases and growth of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera : Tenebrionidae). comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C- Tosicology & Pharmacology 134: 481-490

Oppert, B., K. Hartzer and M. Zuercher. 2002. Digestive proteinases in Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 92: 331-336

Oppert, B., K. Hartzer and C.M. Smith. 2000. Digestive proteinases of alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica, (Byllenhal) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 103: 99-110.