, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 130–131 | Cite as

Regulation of grasshopper fecundity, longevity and egg viability by plant growth hormones

  • Saralee Neumann Visscher


Abscisic acid, a plant growth hormone, added in water to the grass diet of a grasshopper, greatly reduces the reproductive rate, as does gibberellin A3 at doses 10 times greater. Reciprocal seasonal variations in quantities of these hormones could synchronize the growth and reproduction of insects with their host plants in the field.


Plant Growth Growth Hormone Host Plant Seasonal Variation Abscisic Acid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saralee Neumann Visscher
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyMontana State UniversityBozemanUSA

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