A cellular basis for pattern formation in the insect epidermis.

@article{Arias1989ACB,
  title={A cellular basis for pattern formation in the insect epidermis.},
  author={Alfonso Martinez Arias},
  journal={Trends in genetics : TIG},
  year={1989},
  volume={5 8},
  pages={262-7}
}
Developmental and genetic studies of the detailed patterns visible on the cuticle of many insects indicates that they are generated, progressively, through cellular interactions between nearest neighbours rather than instructed by gradients of diffusible morphogens.