Neuro-hormonal regulation of sexual receptivity in female Aedes aegypti.

Autor(es): Gwadz R W

Resumo: The terminal abdominal ganglion regulates the copulatory behaviour of female Aedes aegypti. Neither the brain, the suboesophageal ganglion, nor the thoracic ganglionic mass appear to be directly involved. Juvenile hormone initiates sexual receptivity by acting directly on the terminal ganglion, on some site closely associated with the terminal ganglion, or on some site which in turn secretes a second humoral factor. Matrone, the male accessory gland pheromone, induces post-insemination refractory behaviour by acting on the same site.

Imprenta: Journal of Insect Physiology, v. 18, n. 2, p. 259-266, 1972

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/0022-1910(72)90126-6

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Sexual

Data de publicação: 1972