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The Effect of 5-Fluorouracil on the Viability of House Fly Eggs1

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When house flies (Musca domestica L.) were fed a diet containing 5-f1uorouraeil-2-C14 for 36 to 48 hours after emergence, a significant quantity of the antimetabolite, or a metabolic product, was incorporated into their eggs. The amount of radioactive material incorporated into the eggs was the highest in eggs deposited during the first day of oviposition. The viability of the eggs was very low during the first 4 days after the start of oviposition, but after the fourth day the viability increased as the amount of detectable radioactivity in the eggs decreased.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1962

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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