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Do Egg Pods in the Desert Locust Schistocerca gregaria Display as Oogenesis Limiting Factor? III-Effect of Egg Pod Extracts on Egg Pod Biometrics and Biological Aspects of the Offspring

Author(s): M.A. Eid | S.A.S. El-Maasarawy | G. Elsayed | A.M. El-Gammal | G.A. Mohamed

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1028-8880

Volume: 7;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 1567;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: desert locust | egg pod | offspring hatching | incubation period malformed eggs | abnormal females

The exposure of solitary and gregary adult females during oviposition period to the contaminated sand of ovipositing sites with their egg pods extracts in hexane or ethanol reduced the number of egg pods, laid eggs, hatching percent and caused malformed eggs and froth. The incubation period of deposited eggs of treated females and the nymphal duration were longer than untreated ones. Therefore, the offspring of treated females were abnormal in both shape, weight and growth.
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