Term of Award
Master of Science in Biology
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Biology
James H. Oliver, Jr.
Committee Member 1
Sara N. Bennett
Committee Member 2
W. Keith Hartberg
This study investigates the effect of precocene II, an antijuvenile hormone on the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Say) Points of sensitivity to precocene during the developmental and gonadotrophic cycles are identified. Pharmacological and potential endocrinological dosage levels are considered for fed adult females. Evidence of precocene induced functional sterility and the ovicidal properties are evaluated. Latent anti-feedant, developmental and gonadotrophic effects in the development of individuals treated as embryos with precocene are presented.
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Hayes, Mary Jo, "An Investigation of the Effect of Precocene II, an Anti-Juvenile Hormone, on the American Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabilis, (Say) (Acari: Ixodidae)" (1980). Legacy ETDs. 836.