Effect of benserazid and 6-hydroxydopamine on the development of the last larval instar of the house cricket, Acheta domestica L

Katalin S.-Rózsa, I. V. Chudakova, L. Hiripi

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1. 1. The effect of benserazid and 6-OHDA on the duration of the last larval instar and development of wings with intact corpora allata and following allatectomy on Acheta domestica L. was studied. 2. 2. 6-OHDA failed to alter the duration of the last larval instar in the nymphs with intact corpora allata but prolonged it in the allatectomized crickets. 3. 3. Introduction of 6-OHDA in the second phase of the last larval instar caused a deformation of the wings both in allatectomized and intact crickets. 4. 4. Injection of benserazid to the nymphs of the last larval instar prolonged the duration of this phase only in the presence of the corpora allata. 5. 5. The effect of benserazid can be connected to elimination of central inhibition of the corpora allata involving dopaminergic neurons of the brain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part C, Comparative
Volume83
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology

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