Regulation of methyl farnesoate production by mandibular organs in the crayfish, Procambarus clarkii: a possible role for allatostatins.

@article{Kwok2005RegulationOM,
  title={Regulation of methyl farnesoate production by mandibular organs in the crayfish, Procambarus clarkii: a possible role for allatostatins.},
  author={Rodney Kwok and Jin Rui Zhang and Stephen S. Tobe},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={367-78}
}
Decapod crustaceans do not appear to produce juvenile hormone, but rather its immediate precursor, methyl farnesoate (MF). Both MF and its immediate precursor, farnesoic acid (FA) are produced by the mandibular organs (MO) in crustaceans. The MO are homologous to the insect corpora allata (CA), the site of juvenile hormone biosynthesis. However, the FGLamide allatostatin (ASTs) peptides, of which there are about 60 distinct forms reported from crustaceans, have previously been found to have no… CONTINUE READING
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