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Effect of forskolin on the growth and differentiation of the ovary of Papilio demoleus L. (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Nizam College (A), Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telengana State, India
  • 2Department of Zoology, Nizam College (A), Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telengana State, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (1), Pages 13-17, January,22 (2017)


Insect growth regulators generally have a selective effect on the target insects and have practically no apparent side effect on non-target organisms especially vertebrates. Hence, insect growth regulators could be a suitable choice to control pests. Forskolin is a diterpene extracted from the roots of Coleus forskohlii affected normal growth and development of the ovaries of Papilio demoleus L (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). The fourth instar, fifth instar and pupae were treated with 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 &


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