Insect Juvenile Hormones

Insect Juvenile Hormones

Chemistry And Action

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Editor: Julius Menn
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323154338

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Insect Juvenile Hormones: Chemistry and Action reviews the state of knowledge on juvenile hormones (JH) and analogs. The book emerged from the presentations and deliberations at the Symposium on the Chemistry and Action of Insect Juvenile Hormones, sponsored by the Division of Pesticide Chemistry of the American Chemical Society at the 162nd National Meeting of the Society in Washington, D. C., September 12-17, 1971. The book summarizes what is known about JH their analogs; their chemistry; their biological effects and mode of action; their biochemical fate in target and nontarget organisms; and their stability. Although divided into three general areas for convenience—biological, biochemical, and chemical—the text in its entirety is a multidisciplinary discourse, a foundation upon which the understanding of the action or inaction of JH and JH-active chemicals may be based, which hopefully will provide a springboard for future direction and research. This book will be of interest to chemists, biochemists, biologists, endocrinologists, entomologists, insect physiologists, and others concerned with insect development and control.

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  • Contributors



    Part I. Biological Aspects

    Insect Hormones and Insect Control

    Theoretical Aspects of the Action of Juvenile Hormone

    Regulation of Messenger RNA Translation Mediated

    Biological Activity and Bio Assay of Juvenile Hormone Analogs

    Juvenile Hormone and Insect Embryonic Development: Its Potential Role as an Ovicide

    Field Experiences with Juvenile Hormone Mimics

    Part II. Biochemical Aspects

    Metabolism of Cecropia Juvenile Hormone in Insects and in Mammals

    Preliminary Chromatographic Studies on the Metabolites and Photodecomposition Products of the Juvenoid 1-(4'-Ethylphenoxy)-6,7-epoxy-3,7-dimethyl-2-octene

    Environmental Stability of Juvenile Hormone Mimicking Agents

    Part III. Chemical Aspects

    The Origin of Juvenile Hormone Chemistry

    Terpenoid Routes to the Synthesis of Homojuvenates

    Juvenile Hormone Activity of a Variety of Structural Types against Several Insect Species

    Synthesis and Activity of Juvenile Hormone Analogs

    Cecropia Juvenile Hormone: Harbinger of a New Age in Pest Control

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323154338

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Julius Menn

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