Ovarian Maturation in Stable Flies: Inhibition by 20-Hydroxyecdysone

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Science  18 Jun 1971:
Vol. 172, Issue 3989, pp. 1247-1248
DOI: 10.1126/science.172.3989.1247


The steroid 20-hydroxyeedysone when given by mouth inhibits ovarian maturation in the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.). by preventing lipid synthesis flecessary foir vitellogenlesis in the developing oocyte.