Prostaglandins: Their role in egg-laying of the cricket Teleogryllus commodus.


Mating of the Teleogryllus commodus female causes increased oviposition mediated by PGE(2), which is synthesized in the female's spermatheca from the precursor, arachidonic acid, in the presence of a PG-synthesizing complex. The latter, together with sperm, is transferred from the male to the female via a spermatophore. Only nanogram quantities of PGE(2… (More)


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