Species Differentiation of Insects by Hemolymph Electrophoresis

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Science  15 Apr 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3407, pp. 1103-1104
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3407.1103


By means of microclectrophoresis in agar gel, we studied the hemolymph proteins of different species of the family Triatomidae (class Insecta) and different species of the families Ixodidae and Argasidae (clalss Arachnoidea). The results show a specific electrophoretic pattern for each species. Insects infected with pathogenic organisms have the same pattern as normal insects.