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ARYL HYDROCARBON HYDROXYLASE AND GLUTATHIONE S-TRANSFERASE ACTIVITY IN THE VARROA MITE AND THE HONEYBEE

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 23 (1) pp. 37-39
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Date
March 1984
Article Title

ARYL HYDROCARBON HYDROXYLASE AND GLUTATHIONE S-TRANSFERASE ACTIVITY IN THE VARROA MITE AND THE HONEYBEE

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A J BAARS AND O M J DRIESSEN

Abstract

Aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase and glutathione S-transferase activity was determined in post-mitochondrial fractions of the mite Varroa jacobsoni (Oudemans) and the honeybee (Apis mellifera). Aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase activity in the mite was about a third of that found in the honeybee, whereas the glutathione S-transferase activity was similar in the two. The results obtained may be relevant to the screening of acaricides to control the mite.

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