ELEVATED ECDYSTEROID TITER AND PRECOCIOUS MOLT AND VITELLOGENESIS INDUCED BY EYESTALK ABLATION IN THE ESTUARINE CRAB, METOPOGRAPSUS MESSOR (BRACHYURA: DECAPODA)

@inproceedings{Sudha2007ELEVATEDET,
  title={ELEVATED ECDYSTEROID TITER AND PRECOCIOUS MOLT AND VITELLOGENESIS INDUCED BY EYESTALK ABLATION IN THE ESTUARINE CRAB, METOPOGRAPSUS MESSOR (BRACHYURA: DECAPODA)},
  author={Kannaiah Sudha and Gopalakrishnapillai Anilkumar},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract Premolt and vitellogenesis are mutually exclusive events in the wild population of the brachyuran crab, Metopograpsus messor; active vitellogenesis occurs only in intermolt females, at a relatively low ecdysteroid profile, judged from radioimmunoassay. Bilateral eyestalk ablation, however, has resulted in simultaneous precipitation of premolt and ovarian growth in the same crab, thus severing the normal antagonistic programming of these two high-energy demanding processes. This result… CONTINUE READING

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