Proximate Analysis On Drosophila Melanogaster: A Candidate Of Unintentional Entomophagy:- Ude Adaku

UDE ADAKU | 42 pages (5921 words) | Projects

ABSTRACT

Drosophila melanogaster, an insect pest of the tomato fruit was cultured between the months of June to October 2011 in the Biological Sciences Laboratory within the Michael Okpara University ofAgriculture, Umudike in Abia State. Fresh tomatoes were used for the culture. The harvested larva and pupa was oven-dried and used to ascertain their nutritional content. The average weight of the harvested larva and pupa during the experiment was between 13.29 g and 21.53 g. The highest number and weight were obtained in the third harvest. The result on the proximate analysis indicated that the moisture content in these immature stages was high. It had the highest value of 30% followed by the ash content (29.5 %), then the carbohydrate content (24.43 %) and protein (15.27 %). The fat content had the least value of 0.77%. Thus we may conclude that the presences ofthe larva and pupa stages of D. melanogasterin our diet, though unintended, add to our nutrition

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APA

UDE, A (2024). Proximate Analysis On Drosophila Melanogaster: A Candidate Of Unintentional Entomophagy:- Ude Adaku. Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Jul 17, 2024, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/proximate-analysis-on-drosophila-melanogaster-a-candidate-of-unintentional-entomophagy-ude-adaku-7-2

MLA 8th

ADAKU, UDE. "Proximate Analysis On Drosophila Melanogaster: A Candidate Of Unintentional Entomophagy:- Ude Adaku" Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 17 May. 2024, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/proximate-analysis-on-drosophila-melanogaster-a-candidate-of-unintentional-entomophagy-ude-adaku-7-2. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

ADAKU, UDE. "Proximate Analysis On Drosophila Melanogaster: A Candidate Of Unintentional Entomophagy:- Ude Adaku". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 17 May. 2024. Web. 17 Jul. 2024. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/proximate-analysis-on-drosophila-melanogaster-a-candidate-of-unintentional-entomophagy-ude-adaku-7-2 >.

Chicago

ADAKU, UDE. "Proximate Analysis On Drosophila Melanogaster: A Candidate Of Unintentional Entomophagy:- Ude Adaku" Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2024). Accessed 17 Jul. 2024. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/proximate-analysis-on-drosophila-melanogaster-a-candidate-of-unintentional-entomophagy-ude-adaku-7-2

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