By James Devillers
Juvenile hormones (JHs) are a bunch of structurally similar sesquiterpenes secreted by means of the insect corpora allata. They impact so much insect life-cycle phases and physiological features, together with embryogenesis, larval and grownup improvement, metamorphosis, copy, metabolism, diapause, polyethism, and migration. Juvenoids equivalent to methoprene, hydroprene, kinoprene, pyriproxyfen, and fenoxycarb are man-made chemical compounds that mimic the constitution and/or task of JHs, selectively focusing on and disrupting the endocrine method of bugs. they're rather suitable as larvicides for the control Read more...
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Most studies of insect polymorphism have focused on environmental polyphenism [3,6], and the Gryllus work is unique in its focus on genetic polymorphism for dispersal capability and its negative genetic association with reproduction. Thus, Gryllus studies of JH titer regulation are particularly relevant to issues pertaining to genetic variation and adaptive evolution of JH regulation, as well as to general aspects of morph-specific endocrine regulation. Most of the Gryllus work has been undertaken in the author’s laboratory over the past 25 years.
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