Canadian Forest Service Publications
The juvenile hormones. 2012. Goodman, W.G.; Cusson, M. Chapter 8, pp. 310-365, in L.I. Gilbert, ed. Insect Endocrinology, Academic Press, London.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
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The juvenile hormones, a family of acyclic sesquiterpenoids, are essential to insect development and reproduction. This family of hormones has been extensively studied because of its central role in regulating development and value as an insect pest control agent. Recent advances have been made in the areas of chemistry, biosynthesis, transport, catabolism, and biological roles the hormones play in the immature insect. This chapter examines the new compounds that have been added to the family. Recent structural elucidation of the hemolymph transport and catabolic proteins is examined. Molecular biology surrounding the long-sought JH receptor and potential candidates are discussed.