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Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 688–689 | Cite as

Effect of mating on Monarch butterfly oogenesis

  • W. S. Herman
  • J. F. Barker
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Summary

Oogenesis ceases in virgin Monarch butterflies at about 10 days posteclosion, but an enhanced production of mature oocytes occurs after mating. Juvenile hormone injections into virgins, and allatectomies of mated females, indicate that the observed fluctuations in oogenesis are due to periods of corpora allata activity and inactivity.

Keywords

Juvenile Hormone Mature Oocyte Monarch Butterfly Hormone Injection 
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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. S. Herman
    • 1
  • J. F. Barker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Genetics and Cell BiologyUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA

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