Juvenile Hormone Activity: Effects of Isoprenoid and Straight-Chain Alcohols on Insects

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Science  13 Dec 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3598, pp. 1469-1470
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3598.1469


A wide variety of alcohols, applied topically or injected into pupae of the yellow mealworm, Tenebrio niolitor L., exhibit juvenile hormone activity. Inclulded among these comipounds are saturated and unsaturated alcohols with 8 to 15 carbon atoms, in straight-or branched-chains. Ether derivatives of several of these alcohols fuirther enhance the activity.