The sterol requirements of the larva of the beetle, Dermestes vulpinus Fabr.

@article{Fraenkel1941TheSR,
  title={The sterol requirements of the larva of the beetle, Dermestes vulpinus Fabr.},
  author={G. Fraenkel and J A Reid and Morwenna Blewett},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1941},
  volume={35 5-6},
  pages={712-20}
}
HoBsoN [1935] showed that blowfly larvae required a fat-soluble growth factor which was contained in the unsaponifiable ether-soluble fraction of their food and proved to be identical with or replaceable by cholesterol. Subsequently the indispensability of cholesterol for the growth of many insects was demonstrated (Van t'Hoog [1936] for Dro8ophila; Chiu & McCay [1939] for the bean weevil Acanthoscelides obtectu; Fr6brich [1939] and Offhaus [1939] for the flour beetle Tribolium confusum; and… CONTINUE READING

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