Conversion of Glycogen to Sorbitol and Glycerol in the Diapause Egg of the Bombyx Silkworm

@article{Chino1957ConversionOG,
  title={Conversion of Glycogen to Sorbitol and Glycerol in the Diapause Egg of the Bombyx Silkworm},
  author={Haruo Chino},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1957},
  volume={180},
  pages={606-607}
}
IN the course of biochemical studies1 on the embryonic diapause of the Bombyx silkworm, it has been shown that the glycogen content of the egg decreases markedly at the onset of diapause and reaches the lowest level at about thirty days after oviposition. When diapause is broken by cold treatment, glycogen increases progressively even at low temperature and regains the initial level almost completely. Pursuing the fate of glycogen during the diapause period, I have found that it is not consumed… CONTINUE READING