A morphogenetic hormone.
Has multiple functions and a primary role of JH in insect development is to modulate ecdysone action.
Maintains the current commitment of the tissues and cells whereas ecdysone causes both predifferentiative and differentiative cellular events that are necessary for the moult.
When JH is present, a moult to a larval stage ensures.
If JH is absent at the onset of the moult, morphogenesis occurs.
Further studies and researches are still going on that can elucidate new