Effect of Juvenile Hormone Analoges on Mosquito (Aedes aegypti) Oogenesis.
CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS DEPT OF ENTOMOLOGY
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Application of synthetic Juvenile Hormone analoges irreversibly inhibit oogenesis in Aedes aegypti. This inhibition appears to mainly involve altered metabolism of the nurse and follicular cells of the developing follicle. Nurse cells show a large increase in DNA content and reduced levels of DNAase and cathepsin D they do not undergo normal lysis. If hormone is applied after nurse cell lysis the follicles mature normally, but the next gonotrophic cycle will be inhibited. Author
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