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Table 5 Effect of supplementing the sucrose diet with esculin on β-glucosidase activities in female Lutzomyia longipalpis. Tissue homogenates were assayed using cellobiose as a substrate. Tissues were homogenized and separated by centrifugation into gut tissue, gut contents, rest of body tissues and rest of body soluble fraction. Results are presented as μU/insect and are the mean and SEM of 5 biological replicates with 10 insects in each sample

From: Transmission blocking sugar baits for the control of Leishmania development inside sand flies using environmentally friendly beta-glycosides and their aglycones

Sample Control (sucrose only) Esculin supplemented
Gut, tissue 1.3 ± 0.8 2.2 ± 0.8
Gut, contents 8 ± 3 2 ± 1
Rest of body, tissues 1.6 ± 1.0 3 ± 1
Rest of body, soluble 0a 8 ± 1a
  1. aMann-Whitney test, U = 0, P = 0.0159