Effects of gibberellic acid on hemocytes of Galleria mellonella L. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).

@article{Altunta2012EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of gibberellic acid on hemocytes of Galleria mellonella L. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).},
  author={H{\"u}lya Altuntaş and Ayşe Kılıç and Fevzi Uçkan and Ekrem Ergin},
  journal={Environmental entomology},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={688-96}
}
The impacts of different doses of the plant growth regulator gibberellic acid (GA(3)) in diet on the number of total and differential hemocytes, frequency of apoptotic, and necrotic hemocytes, mitotic indices, encapsulation, and melanization responses were investigated using the greater wax moth Galleria mellonella L. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae. Total hemocyte counts increased in G. mellonella larvae at all treatment doses whereas GA(3) application had no effect on the number of different… CONTINUE READING