A Note on the Regulation of the Corpora Allata by the Brain in the Adult Female American Cockroach, Periplaneta Americana
The corpora allata (CA), the source of juvenile hormones (JH) in insects, play a central role in the regulation of insect metamorphosis and reproduction . The ability of CA to biosynthesize and release JH may be measured in vitro by incubating isolated CA in a defined tissue culture medium in the presence of [methyl-C14]-methionine or [methyl-H3]-methionine. The radiobiosynthesized juvenile hormone is separated on radio-TLC and measured by scintillation counting according to methods described previously [2–4].
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