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The Endocrine System of the Tephritidae

  • J. G. StoffolanoJr.
  • S. W. Applebaum
  • C. M. Yin


The biological concept that hormones regulate all life processes needs little explanation. Based on this premise, it is a given that the endocrine system of tephritids is extremely important in influencing all aspects of fruit fly biology. Using the endocrine system as a cornerstone for understanding the underlying mechanisms governing physiology, behavior and ecology, we will address five questions.


Endocrine System Life Process Population Suppression Insect Model Insect Hormone 


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  • J. G. StoffolanoJr.
  • S. W. Applebaum
  • C. M. Yin

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