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Effect of sectioning the prothoracic gland nerves in the larva of the lemon-butterfly, Papilio demoleus L

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Sectioning the nerves innervating the prothoracic glands of the larva of the lemon-butterfly has no effect on the development and metamorphosis of the insect. The results are discussed in the light of the known facts.

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We wish to acknowledge the financial support from the Atomic Energy Commission, Bombay, and the working facilities provided by Prof. M. S. Kanungo, Head of the Department.

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Srivastava, K.P., Tiwari, R.K. & Kumar, P. Effect of sectioning the prothoracic gland nerves in the larva of the lemon-butterfly, Papilio demoleus L. Experientia 33, 98–99 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01936776

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Keywords

  • Prothoracic Gland
  • Gland Nerve