Changes in the corpora allata and epidermal proliferation along the fourth instar of the Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans.

@article{Ronderos2009ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the corpora allata and epidermal proliferation along the fourth instar of the Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans.},
  author={Jorge Rafael Ronderos},
  journal={Biocell : official journal of the Sociedades Latinoamericanas de Microscopia Electronica ... et. al},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={149-54}
}
Triatoma infestans, a blood-feeding insect, synchronises physiological mechanisms leading to moult with food intake. Since the corpora allata are important in moult and metamorphosis regulation, we have studied morphological changes in 4th instar nymphs (gland size, cell density, percent of animals showing mitoses and cell size). Changes were correlated with the effect of precocene II, epidermal proliferation, and with the extent of the "head critical period". Based on morphological grounds… CONTINUE READING