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The Role of the Prothoracic Gland in Determining Critical Weight for Metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogaster
BACKGROUND The timely onset of metamorphosis in holometabolous insects depends on their reaching the appropriate size known as critical weight. Once critical weight is reached, juvenile hormone (JH)Expand
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Pheromone binding and inactivation by moth antennae
The antennae of male silk moths are extremely sensitive to the female sex pheromone such that a male moth can find a female up to 4.5 km away1. This remarkable sensitivity is due to both theExpand
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The juvenile hormone signaling pathway in insect development.
The molecular action of juvenile hormone (JH), a regulator of vital importance to insects, was until recently regarded as a mystery. The past few years have seen an explosion of studies of JHExpand
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Hormones and Drosophila development
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The origins of insect metamorphosis
Insect metamorphosis is a fascinating and highly successful biological adaptation, but there is much uncertainty as to how it evolved. Ancestral insect species did not undergo metamorphosis and thereExpand
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Broad specifies pupal development and mediates the 'status quo' action of juvenile hormone on the pupal-adult transformation in Drosophila and Manduca.
The understanding of the molecular basis of the endocrine control of insect metamorphosis has been hampered by the profound differences in responses of the Lepidoptera and the Diptera to juvenileExpand
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Kinetic properties of a sex pheromone-degrading enzyme: the sensillar esterase of Antheraea polyphemus.
Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence has suggested that sex pheromone is rapidly inactivated within the sensory hairs soon after initiation of the action-potential spike. We report theExpand
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Size assessment and growth control: how adult size is determined in insects
Size control depends on both the regulation of growth rate and the control over when to stop growing. Studies of Drosophila melanogaster have shown that insulin and Target of Rapamycin (TOR) pathwaysExpand
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Ecdysone receptors and their biological actions.
Publisher Summary This chapter discusses the ecdysone receptors and their biological actions. It also summarizes the insect endocrinology and the roles of these steroids in the molting andExpand
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Insights into the molecular basis of the hormonal control of molting and metamorphosis from Manduca sexta and Drosophila melanogaster.
This short review summarizes our current knowledge about the role of transcription factors regulated by ecdysteroids and juvenile hormone (JH) in larval molting and metamorphosis in the tobaccoExpand
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