Juvenile Hormone: Effects on a Higher Dipteran

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Science  05 Jul 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3836, pp. 61-62
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3836.61


Injection of dl-juvenile hormone or C17 methyl ester into Sarcophaga bullata larvae prevents puparium formation or arrests development at about the 3rd day of pupal-adult development. Topical application to the abdomens of young pupae results in the secretion of a second pupal cuticle. This is the first reported morphogenetic effect of juvenile hormone on a fly.

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