Antiallatotropins: Inhibition of Corpus Allatum Development

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Science  30 Sep 1977:
Vol. 197, Issue 4311, pp. 1369-1371
DOI: 10.1126/science.197.4311.1369


Treatment of newly eclosed adult milkweed bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus) females with precocene 2 prevents secretion of juvenile hormone by inhibition of postimaginal development of the corpus allatum. Ovarian development which is dependent upon juvenile hormone is prevented or reversed, depending upon the timing of precocene treatment. Juvenile hormone secretion is shown to be related to the development of the corpus allatum.