Interaction between larval α-amylase of the tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) and proteinaceous extracts from plant seeds

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Journal of Plant Protection Research




vol. 55


No 3

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Divisions of PAS

Nauki Biologiczne i Rolnicze


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Committee of Plant Protection PAS ; Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


ISSN 1427–4345 ; eISSN 1899–007X


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