Inhibition of Cellular Proliferation of Imaginal Epidermal Cells by Diflubenzuron in Pupae of the Stable Fly

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Science  29 Feb 1980:
Vol. 207, Issue 4434, pp. 985-987
DOI: 10.1126/science.207.4434.985


A second mode of action has been found for the inhibition of chitin synthesis by diflubenzuron. This compound blocks synthesis of the imaginal cuticle by preventing formation of the adult epidermis in the pupal stage of the stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans L.).