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Early embryonic development of Bombyx.

Authors
  • Nakao, Hajime1
  • 1 Insect Genome Research and Engineering Unit, Division of Applied Genetics, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), 1-2 Oowashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8634, Japan. [email protected]. , (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Development Genes and Evolution
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2021
Volume
231
Issue
5-6
Pages
95–107
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00427-021-00679-8
PMID: 34296338
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Decades have passed since the early molecular embryogenesis of Drosophila melanogaster was outlined. During this period, the molecular mechanisms underlying early embryonic development in other insects, particularly the flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, have been described in more detail. The information clearly demonstrated that Drosophila embryogenesis is not representative of other insects and has highly distinctive characteristics. At the same time, this new data has been gradually clarifying ancestral operating mechanisms. The silk moth, Bombyx mori, is a lepidopteran insect and, as a representative of the order, has many unique characteristics found in early embryonic development that have not been identified in other insect groups. Herein, some of these characteristics are introduced and discussed in the context of recent information obtained from other insects. © 2021. The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.

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