The Qualitative and Quantitative Determination of Juvenile Hormones by Mass Spectrometry

  • B. Mauchamp
  • M. Zander
  • R. Wolff
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


In order to understand the endocrinology regulation of insect morphogenesis and reproduction, an accurate and precise method of measuring juvenile hormone (JH) titers at different stages of the insect life cycle is necessary. This is not a simple matter due to the very low concentrations of these substances in insect tissue or fluids (10-7 to 10-9 M), and also to the simultaneous presence of large amounts of potentially interfering contaminants in the form of other endogenous organic substances.


Juvenile Hormone High Performance Liquid Chro High Performance Liquid Chro Chemical Noise Principal Disadvantage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Mauchamp
    • 1
  • M. Zander
    • 2
  • R. Wolff
    • 3
  1. 1.Lab. PhytopharmacieINRAVersaillesFrance
  2. 2.Algonquin CollegeOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Lab. Chimie Org. Substances NaturallesStrasbourgFrance

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