Effects of oxidative stress on xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes in Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)

Konus M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.40, no.2, pp.175-180, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Objective: Tuta absoluta is one of the most important insects that destroy tomato plants. The larvae of T. absoluta infest tomato plants leading to significant reduction in tomato crop yield. It has been reported that several insecticides exert their effects by inducing oxidative stress with stimulation of reactive oxygen species formation. The aims of this study were to determine oxidative status of two different field populations and to analyse detoxification mechanisms in T. absoluta field populations under the oxidative stress conditions by using biochemical methods.