alexa Hormonal inhibition of feeding and death in octopus: control by optic gland secretion.
Microbiology

Microbiology

Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Wodinsky J

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Abstract Female Octopus hummelincki lays eggs, broods them, reduces its food intake, and dies after the young hatch. Removal of both optic glands after spawning results in cessation of broodiness, resumption of feeding, increased growth, and greatly extended life-span. Optic gland secretions may cause death of most cephalopods and may function to control population size. This article was published in Science and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

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