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Fresh beef liver, sugar, and five different types of faeces were evaluated as supportive diets for egg development in the blowfly Phormia regina. Females on a sugar diet were unable to develop follicles beyond stage 3, whereas liver proved to be the best diet for complete egg maturation. Some faecal diets were unable to support egg maturation when fed upon(More)
Antibody to the dipteran myosuppressin peptide, dromyosuppressin, TDVDHVFLRFamide, stained cells and fibers in the brain, optic lobes, subesophageal ganglion, and thoracico-abdominal ganglion of the blow fly, Phormia regina (Meigen). Dromyosuppressin-like immunoreactive fibers were detected in the cardiac recurrent nerve, hypocerebral ganglion/corpora(More)
We previously reported that a deficiency in prothoracicotropic hormone (PTTH) transduction during the early last larval instar of Bombyx mori plays a role in leading to very low ecdysteroid levels in the hemolymph, inactivation of corpora allata, as well as larval-pupal transformation. In the present study, the role of juvenile hormone (JH) in the(More)
The diel periodicity of sex pheromone titer from pheromone glands of femaleLymantria dispar is described. On the day of emergence (day 0), pheromone titer was generally low; means ranged from 1 to 4 ngcis- 7,8-epoxy-2-methyloctadecane during photophase and gradually increased to 8.4 ng over the course of scotophase. For day-1, -2, and -3 females, the diel(More)
Changes in haemolymph juvenile hormone (JH) concentrations of larvae of the southwestern corn borer, Diatraea grandiosella, were used to estimate the activity of the corpora allata. The haemolymph of penultimate nondiapause instars contained a maximum JH titre of 3000 Galleria units (GU)/ml, whereas the titre in the final instar had dropped to 140 GU/ml(More)
The baculovirus Lymantria dispar nuclear polyhedrosis virus interferes with insect larval development by altering the host's hormonal system. The level of haemolymph ecdysteroids, the insect moulting hormone, was found to be higher in virus-infected larvae than in uninfected controls. This was consistently observed in both fourth instars and day 5-infected(More)
Cosmos caudatus (ulam raja) contains high mineral content and possesses high antioxidant activity which may be beneficial in bone disorder such as postmenopausal osteoporosis. The effects of C. caudatus on bone metabolism biomarkers in ovariectomized rats were studied. 48 Sprague-Dawley rats aged three months were divided into 6 groups. One group of rats(More)
Objective: To detect mutations of p53 gene 2-4 exons from peripheral blood and to explore their relevance in HPV16-positive cervical cancer susceptibility and clinical significance. Methods: Collected firstly cases from the Third Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University from October 2012 to April 2014, included 167 cases HPV16-postive cervical(More)