Prostaglandins in insect reproduction

@inproceedings{StanleySamuelson1986ProstaglandinsII,
  title={Prostaglandins in insect reproduction},
  author={David W. Stanley-Samuelson and Werner Loher},
  year={1986}
}
Prostaglandins (PG's), derivatives of certain C20 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA's), feature a five-membered ring that is variously substituted at C9 and C11, and two aliphatic chains. PG's have so far been found in tissues from over a dozen insect species, most often detected by radioimmunoassay, but in some cases verified by rigorous chemical methods. Certain PG's release egg-laying behavior in two cricket species, and to a lesser extent in a moth; however, this is not true for all insects… CONTINUE READING

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