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Reproduction versus somatic growth: hormonal control in Octopus vulgaris.

  title={Reproduction versus somatic growth: hormonal control in Octopus vulgaris.},
  author={R. K. O'dor and M. J. Wells},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  • R. O'dorM. Wells
  • Published 1 December 1978
  • Biology
  • The Journal of experimental biology
1. Octopus vulgaris can be forced into precocious maturity by removal of the subpedunculate lobe from the brain, an operation that releases the optic glands from inhibition, and allows them to secrete a gonadotropin. 2. 14C-leucine was injected into the bloodstream of immature animals and its subsequent incorporation into muscle protein followed by taking successive samples from the arms. The optic glands were then activated, and a further injection of 3H-leucine given and followed by means of… 

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