International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2021)

Hexamethylphosphoramide (HEMPA) induced histopathological effects on developing ovarian follicles of the fruit piercing moth, Eudocima materna (Linnaeus) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)


AS Mohite, AV Dorlikar, JS Dahegaonkar

The effect of chemosterilant Hexamethylphosphoramide (HEMPA) on developing oocyte follicles in the fruit piercing moth Eudocima materna were studied. sub-lethal (0.5%) dose of HEMPA was topically applied to the adult female moths to observe the histological changes in the developing oocyte follicles. Effect of chemosterilant resulted in many form of abnormalities as atrophied oocytes and reduced process of vitellogenesis. The amount of yolk granules in the ooplasm is less and numerous vacuoles are seen in the ooplasm. The nurse cells are with disintegrated chromatin material. Disintegration of follicular epithelium and pycnotic nuclei in the follicular epithelial cells have also been evident.
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AS Mohite, AV Dorlikar, JS Dahegaonkar. Hexamethylphosphoramide (HEMPA) induced histopathological effects on developing ovarian follicles of the fruit piercing moth, Eudocima materna (Linnaeus) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 192-196
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