Juvenile Hormone Mimics: Effect on Cirriped Crustacean Metamorphosis

Science  23 Feb 1973:
Vol. 179, Issue 4075, pp. 813-814
DOI: 10.1126/science.179.4075.813


A synthetic juvenile hormone mimic has been shown to cause premature metamorphosis of the cyprid larva of an acorn barnacle in concentrations as low as 10 parts per billion in filtered seawater. The effect of a juvenile hormone mimic on a crustacean has not previously been demonstrated.