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

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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… (More)

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@article{Nijhout2006AQA, title={A quantitative analysis of the mechanism that controls body size in Manduca sexta}, author={H. Frederik Nijhout and Goggy Davidowitz and D. A. Roff}, journal={Journal of Biology}, year={2006}, volume={5}, pages={16 - 16} }