Nitrogenase activity in the queensland fruit fly, dacus tryoni

Murphy K.M., Mac Rae I.C. and Teakle D.S. (1988) Nitrogenase activity in the queensland fruit fly, dacus tryoni. Australian Journal of Biological Sciences, 41 4: 447-452. doi:10.1071/BI9880447


Author Murphy K.M.
Mac Rae I.C.
Teakle D.S.
Title Nitrogenase activity in the queensland fruit fly, dacus tryoni
Journal name Australian Journal of Biological Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9417
Publication date 1988-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/BI9880447
Volume 41
Issue 4
Start page 447
End page 452
Total pages 6
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1309 Developmental Biology
1311 Genetics
1305 Biotechnology
1312 Molecular Biology
1310 Endocrinology
2743 Reproductive Medicine
Abstract When 5-day-old laboratory-raised Queensland fruit flies (Dacus tryoni) were fed a dinitrogen-fixing bacterial strain of Klebsiella oxytoca isolated from the crop of a wild fly, acetylene reduction (nitrogenase) activity associated with the flies was detected after 2 to 3 days and persisted for at least 22 days. Flies not fed the dinitrogen-fixing strain were negative for acetylene reduction until 21 days after emergence. Presumably such dinitrogen-fixing bacteria are able to supply some Queensland fruit flies with a small part of their nitrogen requirements, but its importance is unknown.
Keyword Alimentary tract
Dinitrogen-fixing bacteria
Klebsiella oxytoca
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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