The origins of insect metamorphosis

@article{Truman1999TheOO,
  title={The origins of insect metamorphosis},
  author={James W. Truman and Lynn M Riddiford},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={401},
  pages={447-452}
}
Insect metamorphosis is a fascinating and highly successful biological adaptation, but there is much uncertainty as to how it evolved. Ancestral insect species did not undergo metamorphosis and there are still some existing species that lack metamorphosis or undergo only partial metamorphosis. Based on endocrine studies and morphological comparisons of the development of insect species with and without metamorphosis, a novel hypothesis for the evolution of metamorphosis is proposed. Changes in… 

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