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1 September 2017 Teaching Principles of Endocrinology Using the Tobacco Hornworm
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Insects provide an excellent model for examining concepts in endocrinology in the classroom. They are relatively inexpensive to rear, short-lived, and free from animal welfare regulations. Using the tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) as a model, we have developed a simple laboratory experiment to demonstrate the role of hormones in development. In this experiment, students will use a readily available agonist to disrupt insect development, preventing metamorphosis. This exercise fits well into the AP lab curriculum and the NGSS LSB.1 objectives.

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John M. Rowland, Ian J. Rowland, and Walter G. Goodman "Teaching Principles of Endocrinology Using the Tobacco Hornworm," The American Biology Teacher 79(7), (1 September 2017). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.7.584
Published: 1 September 2017
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