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Title: Present knowledge on the presence of hemocyanin in stoneflies (Insecta: Plecoptera)
Authors: Fochetti, Romolo
Amore, Valentina
Keywords: Respiratory proteins;Oxygen;Arthropod;Larva;Adult
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: Fochetti, R., Amore, V. 2009. Present knowledge on the presence of hemocyanin in stoneflies (Insecta: Plecoptera). "Aquatic Insects" 31(suppl.1): 577-583
Abstract: 
Hemocyanin is a respiratory protein that occurs in the main lineages of
Arthropoda. In insects hemocyanin is presently known in many orders. Recently,
a functional hemocyanin has also been found in the Plecoptera. Further studies
have revealed that hemocyanin seems to be not uniformly distributed within this
order. In this paper we report additional data, obtained with RT-PCR
sequencing, on the presence of hemocyanin in different stonefly species. In
addition, we summarise the present knowledge about the distribution of
hemocyanin in the Plecoptera. Biological aspects such as larval size, life cycle
length, trophic roles and environmental induction are discussed as possible
factors that may be correlated with the presence or absence of hemocyanin in the
studied species.
Description: 
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2067/1418
ISSN: 0165-0424
DOI: 10.1080/01650420903021294
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