Juvenile hormone is required to couple imaginal disc formation with nutrition in insects.

@article{Truman2006JuvenileHI,
  title={Juvenile hormone is required to couple imaginal disc formation with nutrition in insects.},
  author={James W. Truman and Kiyoshi Hiruma and J Paul Allee and S G B Macwhinnie and David T Champlin and Lynn M Riddiford},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={312 5778},
  pages={1385-8}
}
In starved larvae of the tobacco hornworm moth Manduca sexta, larval and imaginal tissues stop growing, the former because they lack nutrient-dependent signals but the latter because of suppression by juvenile hormone. Without juvenile hormone, imaginal discs form and grow despite severe starvation. This hormone inhibits the intrinsic signaling needed for disc morphogenesis and does so independently of ecdysteroid action. Starvation and juvenile hormone treatments allowed the separation of… CONTINUE READING
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