Title: Effects of [His(7)]-corazonin on the phase state of isolated-reared (solitarious) desert locusts, Schistocerca gregaria
Authors: Hoste, Bruno ×
Simpson, SJ
Tanaka, S
Zhu, DH
De Loof, Arnold
Breuer, Michael #
Issue Date: Oct-2002
Publisher: Pergamon-elsevier science ltd
Series Title: Journal of Insect Physiology vol:48 issue:10 pages:981-990
Abstract: [His(7)] -corazonin is a neuropeptide produced in the pars lateralis of the brain. It is stored in the corpora cardiaca and probably released front there. The only well-documented effect in locusts is increased melanization of the cuticle. We investigated whether this hormone might also be causally related to changes in behavior and morphometrics that, like melanization, occur during crowding-induced gregarization. Solitary fourth-instar nymphs of Schistocerca gregaria (Forsk.) were injected thrice with 1 nmol [His(7)]-corazonin. After molting to the 5th stadium their behavioral phase state was measured in an arena assay and analyzed Using multiple logistic regression analysis. The hormone was found not to induce behavioral phase changes. Upon reaching adulthood, morphometrics shifts occurred towards values typical for crowd-reared and regregarized animals. Our results thus indicate that [His(7)] -corazonin is not involved in behavioral gregarization but may participate in morphometrical phase change. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0022-1910
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Animal Physiology and Neurobiology Section - miscellaneous
Department of Biology - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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