A quantitative analysis of the mechanism that controls body size in Manduca sexta

@article{Nijhout2006AQA,
  title={A quantitative analysis of the mechanism that controls body size in Manduca sexta},
  author={H. Nijhout and Goggy Davidowitz and D. G. Roff},
  journal={Journal of Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={16 - 16}
}
BACKGROUND Body size is controlled by mechanisms that terminate growth when the individual reaches a species-specific size. In insects, it is a pulse of ecdysone at the end of larval life that causes the larva to stop feeding and growing and initiate metamorphosis. Body size is a quantitative trait, so it is important that the problem of control of body size be analyzed quantitatively. The processes that control the timing of ecdysone secretion in larvae of the moth Manduca sexta are… CONTINUE READING
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