Studies on the Posterior Silk Gland of the Silkworm, Bombyx Mori

Cytolytic processes in posterior silk gland cells of the silkworm, Bombyx mori, during metamorphosis from larva to pupa have been studied. During this stage, the wet weight and the amounts of RNA and protein of the gland decrease rapidly and markedly, while the amount of DNA decreases slowly and slightly. The ultrastructural changes observed at the… CONTINUE READING