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eclosion hormone


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A peptide hormone produced by neurosecretory cells in the insect brain that triggers the sequence of events leading to emergence of the adult from the pupa, i.e. eclosion. It is also involved, with other hormones (e.g. ecdysone), in moulting of the cuticle by immature stages (see ecdysis).

Subjects: Biological Sciences — Chemistry.


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