Ultrastructure, Solubilization and Protein Composition of Eggshell (Chorion) of Gesonula punctifrons (Stal, 1861) (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
Keywords:Gesonula punctifons, eggshell, SEM, TEM, SDS-PAGE.
Developmental changes in ultrastructure and polypeptide composition of chorion of Gesonula punctifrons (Orthoptera: Acrididae) have been studied by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate-Poly Acrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). Along with morphogenesis and maturation of chorion pentagonal and hexagonal architecture and â€˜capâ€™ like structure appeared in the surface of the eggshell. Transmission Electron Microscopic studies revealed presence of protein fiber deposition and their intercalation with polysaccharides. SDS-PAGE studies showed presence of five polypeptide bands in all the developmental stages and suggested possibilities of aggregate formation among different polypeptide components.
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