Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism

In growing insects a large proportion of the amino acids that result from digestion is used directly in the formation of new tissue proteins, both structural and metabolic. Within the fat body especially, but also in other tissues, a variety of transaminations also occur; that is, the amino group from an amino acid can be transferred to a keto acid to form a new amino acid. Such transaminations are especially important when an insect's diet contains insufficient amounts of particular amino acids. As in vertebrates, not all amino acids can be synthesized in insect tissues. Those that cannot must be included in the diet or provided

Beekeeping for Beginners

Beekeeping for Beginners

The information in this book is useful to anyone wanting to start beekeeping as a hobby or a business. It was written for beginners. Those who have never looked into beekeeping, may not understand the meaning of the terminology used by people in the industry. We have tried to overcome the problem by giving explanations. We want you to be able to use this book as a guide in to beekeeping.

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