Insect Lipase Activity as a Useful Indicator of Entomoremediation of Oil Contamination
Eman A Abdelfattah*
Entomology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Eman A Abdelfattah, Entomology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
August 16, 2021; Published: November 17, 2021
Anthropogenic releasing of oil into the environment is the main source of environmental pollution. Oil contamination is considered as one of hazardous materials to ecosystem components. The severity of damage may reach to all organisms through food chain and food web. So, the demand for creative and eco-friendly way is vital to decontaminate the deleterious effect of oil contamination. This study focuses on using lipase activity and oxidative stress parameters of black soldier fly larva (BSFL) as an indication of eco-friendly biodegradation tool of oil contamination. The results showed that, the insect lipase activity was significantly increased along time treatment (0-48h). Besides that, the lipid peroxidation concentration as a deleterious effect of oil contamination was decrease in the cuticle homogenates than the fat body. Also, the correlation between application time and lipase activity or lipid peroxides was strong to moderate positive correlation. These results emphasized the ability of using insect lipase activity and oxidative stress parameters as lipid peroxidation amount as a valuable indicator of entomoremediation of oil contamination.
Keywords: Hermetia illucens; Oil Contamination; Lipase; Lipid Peroxidation; Entomoremediation
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