Does the size of larval groups influence the effect of metabolic inhibitors on the development of Phormia regina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) larvae ?

  title={Does the size of larval groups influence the effect of metabolic inhibitors on the development of Phormia regina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) larvae ?},
  author={Paul W. C. Green and Monique S. J. Simmonds and Wally M. Blaney},
  journal={European Journal of Endocrinology},
A series of experiments were conducted to compare the susceptibility of P. regina larvae reared in isolation or in groups to the effects of diet-borne metabolic inhibitors: chlorogenic acid (CGA) and mimosine. Larvae were presented with diets containing 0.4 mM CGA or 0.4 mM CGA in combination with 22 mM lysine or methionine or with diets containing 1.5, 15 or 30 mM concen- trations of mimosine. Methionine and CGA caused significantly reduced pupal weights when compared with larvae presented… 

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