Kenneth Davey

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We have used the differential display of mRNAs technique to identify Choristoneura fumiferana genes that are induced by juvenile hormone I (JH I). Of the six PCR products identified, one bound to a 2.8-kb mRNA from CF-203 cells whose abundance increased when the cells were grown in the presence of JH I. The same 2.8-kb mRNA decreased to undetectable levels(More)
Two prominent cells were observed when fifth stage Rhodnius female larval brains were stained with anti-insulin serum. The staining intensity of these cells varied during the instar, being lowest on Day 1 and Days 5 and 6 after feeding. Injection of anti-insulin serum into 5th stage larvae immediately after feeding and on Days 4 and 5 in females and on Days(More)
A pair of receptors, responding tonically to pressure applied internally, occurs on the ventral body wall of abdominal segments two to five in the adult of the blood-feeding insect, Rhodnius prolixus. These receptors are located in a region of the body wall subject to forces directly related to the size and movement of the stomach, an enlarged region of the(More)
A study of the time course of penetration of 3H2O into whole worms suggests that worms immersed in a hypo-osmotic environment (15% artificial sea water) reach full exchange equilibrium more slowly than worms in an iso-osmotic environment (40% artificial sea water). The apparent water content, determined by dry mass, matches that determined by 3H2O exchange(More)
Developmental and stress-induced expression of Choristoneura fumiferana glutathione S-transferase (CfGST) mRNA and protein were examined using Northern blots and Western blots. High levels of CfGST mRNA and protein were detected in 1st instar larvae and diapausing 2nd instar larvae. Expression of CfGST gradually decreased during larval development from 3rd(More)
PURPOSE To assess the relationship between Humphrey visual field data and optic disc topographical data collected by the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT) scanning laser ophthalmoscope in chronic glaucoma patients. METHODS The mean deviation (MD) and corrected pattern standard deviation (CPSD) from Humphrey visual fields of 106 eyes of 106 patients with(More)
  • K G Davey
  • 1986
The third-stage larva of Phocanema decipiens, which initiates development upon transfer from 5 to 37 degrees, has been used in these experiments. Larvae ligatured at both the head and tail ends lose weight more rapidly during the first 4 hr after transfer to 37 degrees than do normal worms or those ligatured at the front end alone. Larvae ligatured at the(More)
The dorsal vessel (DV) in the abdomen of the blood-feeding insect Rhodnius prolixus was divided functionally into two regions, the heart, into which haemolymph entered the DV through four pairs of ostia located in abdominal segment VII, and the aorta, along which the haemolymph was propelled from abdominal segment VI to the thorax. Osmium-fixed whole mounts(More)
Virgin females of G. austeni were mated at carefully chosen physiological states to determine the effect of mating on ovulation, neurosecretion and blood meal size. The results suggest that ovulation and larviposition are controlled by neurosecretion, and that the release of neurosecretion requires both a mating stimulus and the presence of a mature egg in(More)
Microbial generation of toxic gases from antimony, arsenic, or phosphorus in compounds used as fire retardants in cot mattresses has been proposed as a cause of sudden infant death. To test this hypothesis, 23 polyvinyl chloride mattress samples from cot death cases were incubated on malt agar plates until good microbial growth was obtained. Silver nitrate(More)