, Volume 36, Issue 11, pp 1327–1329 | Cite as

The titers and the clearance of ecdysteroids from the blood of last instar larvae ofGalleria mellonella L.

  • R. M. Rohner
  • D. R. Meyer


Mesothoracal ligations of young last instar larvae ofGalleria mellonella cause the abdominal ecdysteroid blood titer, as determined by radioimmunoassays, to decrease from 48 to 11–17 ng/ml. External application of 13 μg/g, the ecdysterone dose needed to stimulate normal wing growth, raises the titer to 360–1140 ng/ml for 2 days.


External Application Ecdysterone Normal Wing Wing Growth Blood Titer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Rohner
    • 1
  • D. R. Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ZoologyUniversity of FribourgFribourg(Switzerland)

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