Quantitative data on the Bombyx mori L. silkworm: a review.

  title={Quantitative data on the Bombyx mori L. silkworm: a review.},
  author={Alain Fournier},
  volume={61 2},
This paper summarizes a variety of quantitative data on the silkworm Bombyx mori, collected in the literature, to help building models on silk gland differentiation. The properites of the silk gland and their changes especially during the last larval instar have been reviewed (size, DNA, RNA amino acids, enzymes). The components of the silk (fibroin and sericin) are also studied (molecular weight, composition). Thus translation and transcription rates have been estimated. The relevant data on… CONTINUE READING

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