Alaine D Jones

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The scorpion venom-derived excitatory and depressant insect-selective polypeptide neurotoxins modify sodium conductance in insect neuronal membranes and differ greatly in their primary structures and symptoms induced in blow fly larvae. We report here the purification and characterization of a new insect selective toxin, LqhIT5. LqhIT5 is more similar to(More)
In female grasshoppers, oviposition is a highly specialized behavior involving a rhythm-generating neural circuit, the oviposition central pattern generator, unusual abdominal appendages, and dedicated muscles. This study of Schistocerca americana (Drury) grasshoppers was undertaken to determine whether the simpler pregenital abdominal segments, which do(More)
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