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Temperature-dependent regulatory mechanism of larval development of the wax moth (Galleria mellonella).

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The mechanisms underlying larval diapause in the wax moth (Galleria mellonella) is one of the most throughly studied aspects. At the low temperature of 18°C, the last instar larvae did not pupate but transferred to 30°C they initiated development and pupation in a circadian manner. Different types of surgical manipulations including head-ligation, nerve cord-severance, implantation of the brain, prothoracic glands, accompanied with ecdysteroid titre measurements indicated that diapausing arrest of larval development at 18°C might be due to the nervous inhibition of their prothoracic glands.
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47
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1
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215-221
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2000
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1999-10-27
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2000-01-31
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  • Department of Invertebrate Physiology, Warsaw University, F. Żwirki i S. Wigury 93, 02-089 Warszawa, Poland
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