The development and functions of oenocytes.

  title={The development and functions of oenocytes.},
  author={Rami Makki and Einat Cinnamon and Alex P Gould},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
Oenocytes have intrigued insect physiologists since the nineteenth century. Many years of careful but mostly descriptive research on these cells highlights their diverse sizes, numbers, and anatomical distributions across Insecta. Contemporary molecular genetic studies in Drosophila melanogaster and Tribolium castaneum support the hypothesis that oenocytes are of ectodermal origin. They also suggest that, in both short and long germ-band species, oenocytes are induced from a Spalt major… CONTINUE READING
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