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A comparative assessment on Biochemical components of Camponotus compressus and Crematogaster biroi in Mukurthi National Park, Western Ghats, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 641 046, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (4), Pages 86-89, April,22 (2015)

Abstract

Biochemical analysis of robust ant species Camponotus compressus and Crematogaster biroi was studied in Mukurthi National Park, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Ants are the suitable indicators to detect the ecological conditions of the forest. The Camponotus compressus and Crematogaster biroi were collected according to the developmental stages like egg, pupa, worker, soldier and queen from the selected sites. The biochemical analysis was done by the biochemical methods described for protein, Glycogen, Lipid and amino acid by Lowry, Seifer, Folch, Moore and Stein. SDS-PAGE analysis of egg and queen of both ant species was one by method described by Laemmli. The result clearly reveals that the biochemical components of two ant species showed a significant amount of protein, glycogen, lipid and amino acids.

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