Relative nutritional value of some rices for growth of Tribolium castaneum larvae

Pran Vohra, Ghias Shariff, Bienvenido O. Juliano

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Growth of red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) larvae with brown or milled rice as the carbohydrate source was faster on diets containing milled rice than on those with brown rice. Larval growth was negatively correlated with amylose content of both brown and milled rice. Among high-amylose (>25%) milled rices, heavier larvae were obtained with rices of low gelatinization temperature (alkali-spreading values 6-7) than with those with higher gelatinization temperature (alkali-spreading values < 6). The differences in larval growth reflected relative digestibility of raw rice starch granules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalQualitas Plantarum Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 1980


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science
  • Plant Science

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