The codling moth Cydia pomonella is an important apple pest. Previous studies have shown that ecdysone agonists tebufenozide and methoxyfenozide significantly reduced the fecundity of C. pomenella when the moths were exposed to the surface treated with field application rate. In this study, the biochemical and molecular mechanisms affecting the reproduction were investigated. The results revealed that the ecdysone agonists affected the expression of EcR/USP and specific set of proteins in both male and female reproductive systems, resulting in the interference with vitellogenesis.
Species 1: lepidoptera Tortricidae Cydia pomonella (codling moth)
Keywords: Ecdysone receptor, tebufenozide
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