Accession Number : AD0766156

Title :   Accessory Sexual Glands of Male 'Blattella germanica'.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV COLL BROCKPORT N Y DEPT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Fox,P. Michael

Report Date : 31 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Several synthetic juvenile hormones were applied topically and by injection to adult male Blattella germanica. These compounds included the Law synthetic juvenile hormone, the synthetic Roeller compound and farnesyl O-methyl ether. Mortalities were low upon topical application but much higher upon injection into the abdomen. Twenty-four hours after treatment the surviving males were confined with mature virgin females to test for their ability to mate and transfer sperm successfully. Control males were treated in similar fashion but only with the carrier solvent. This series of experiments did not provide any evidence that the hormone mimics resulted in any failure to inseminate. Viable young were produced in quantities approximating those of control sets. Treated male cockroaches were dissected and compared with control animals. No effectable differences were apparent in the degree of development of the reproductive organs.

Descriptors :   (*INSECTS, *SEX GLANDS), MALES, HORMONES, SEX HORMONES, REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), FERTILITY, INJECTIONS(MEDICINE)

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE