Reproductive Biology of the German Cockroach , Blattella germanica : Juvenile Hormone as a Pleiotropic Master Regulator


Juvenile hormone (JH) exerts major pleiotropic effects on cockroach development and reproduction. The production of JH by the corpora allata (CA) in the adult female German cockroach, Blattella germanica, is dependent upon and modulated by both internal and environmental stimuli. Mating, intake of highquality food, social interactions, and the presence of… (More)

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