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Bursicon-mediated control of tanning in melanizing and non-melanizing first instar larvae ofSchistocerca gregaria

Authors
Journal
Journal of Insect Physiology
0022-1910
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
11
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0022-1910(76)90208-0

Abstract

Abstract Both melanization and sclerotization in first instar Schistocerca larvae are shown to have a common hormonal control mechanism. This hormone is shown to be analogous to bursicon, the tanning hormone of other insects, by the standard blowfly bioassay. The hormone is identical in both melanizing and non-melanizing first instar larvae of Schistocerca.

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