The Interaction of Juvenile Hormone and Ecdysone: Antagonistic, Synergistic, or Permissive?

  • J. H. Willis
  • M. P. Hollowell


A central issue in insect endocrinology is the nature of the interaction of ecdysone and juvenile hormone (JH) in controlling metamorphosis (Willis, 1974). While we await determination of their interaction at the level of cellular receptors or their ability to affect each other’s metabolism or uptake into target tissue, it is possible to obtain other significant information by more classical means.


Juvenile Hormone Imaginal Disc Cuticular Protein Adult Cuticle Wing Tissue 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Willis
    • 1
  • M. P. Hollowell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Entomology and Provisional Department of Genetics and DevelopmentUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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