• DNA synthesis in the imaginal wing discs of the American bollwormHelicoverpa armigera (Hübner)

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      Azadirachtin; Helicoverpa armigera ; 20-hydroxyecdysone; imaginal wing discs; plumbagin

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      The effect of two insect growth regulators of plant origin viz. plumbagin and azadirachtin and the ecdysteroids 20-hydroxyecdysone, makisterone A and a phytoecdysteroid on DNA synthesis in imaginal wing discs of day 4 final instarHelicoverpa armigera larvae was studied. DNA synthesis increased with increase in time of incubation up to 8 h and decreased later without the addition of moulting hormone. Addition of 20-hydroxyecdysone supported long term acquisition of competence for DNA synthesis in the wing discs. Both DNA synthesis and protein content were drastically reduced in plumbagin and azadirachtin-treated insects. Underin vitro conditions, plumbagin had a more pronounced inhibitory effect than azadirachtin. All the ecdysteroids tested, viz. makisterone A, 20-hydroxyecdysone and the ecdysteroidal fraction from the silver fernCheilanthes farinosa enhanced DNA synthesis

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      A Josephrajkumar1 2 B Subrahmanyam1

      1. Division of Entomology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi - 110 012, India
      2. Cardamom Research Station, Pampadumpara - 685 556, India
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