Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Glycogen

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1122

A polysaccharide found in insects that is one of the two most common carbohydrate stored reserves (the other is trehalose) for insect flight. It occurs principally in the glycogen, fat body, and gut tissues. Glucose is released for metabolism from glycogen. Glucose usually is transported by the hemolymph as trehalose.

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