Imaginal discs regulate developmental timing in Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Stieper2008ImaginalDR,
  title={Imaginal discs regulate developmental timing in Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Bradley C Stieper and Mania Kupershtok and Michael V. Driscoll and Alexander W. Shingleton},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={321 1},
  pages={18-26}
}
The regulation of body size in animals involves mechanisms that terminate growth. In holometabolous insects growth ends at the onset of metamorphosis and is contingent on their reaching a critical size in the final larval instar. Despite the importance of critical size in regulating final body size, the developmental mechanisms regulating critical size are poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that the developing adult organs, called imaginal discs, are a regulator of critical size in larval… CONTINUE READING
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