Definitions for ecdysteroids
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Steroids that bring about MOLTING or ecdysis in insects. Ecdysteroids include the endogenous insect hormones (ECDYSONE and ECDYSTERONE) and the insect-molting hormones found in plants, the phytoecdysteroids. Phytoecdysteroids are natural insecticides.
Ecdysteroids are insect moulting and sex hormones which include ecdysone and its homologues such as 20-hydroxyecdysone. Ecdysteroids also occur in other invertebrates where they can play a different role. Phytoecdysteroids also appear in many plants mostly as a protection agents against herbivore insects.
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