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Electrophoretic Analysis in two groups of enzymes of Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Iswar Saran Degree College, University of Allahabad, Allahabad-211004, INDIA
  • 2Department of Zoology, CMP Degree College, University of Allahabad, Allahabad-211002, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (10), Pages 20-23, October,10 (2015)


Indian population of Musca domestica was examined by PAGE for allozyme variation. One to five enzyme loci in the glucose metabolizing system (Group I) and six to fourteen enzyme loci in the non-glucose metabolizing system (group II) were assayed. The parameter estimated were the allele frequencies, proportion of polymorphic loci and average heterozygosity for Group I and Group II loci. The present finding is that the genetic variability measured by allozyme variation is much higher for group II than for group I enzymes in M.domestica population. The loci coding for the hydrolytic and other nonspecific enzymes are much more variable than the loci coding for the enzymes of the glycolytic pathway, Kreb’s cycle and other specific enzymes.


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