Timing of autophagy and apoptosis during posterior silk gland degeneration in Bombyx mori.

@article{Montali2017TimingOA,
  title={Timing of autophagy and apoptosis during posterior silk gland degeneration in Bombyx mori.},
  author={Aurora Montali and Davide Romanelli and Silvia Cappellozza and Annalisa Grimaldi and Magda de Eguileor and Gianluca Tettamanti},
  journal={Arthropod structure & development},
  year={2017},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={
          518-528
        }
}
Over the years, the silkworm, Bombyx mori, has been manipulated by means of chemical and genetic approaches to improve silk production both quantitatively and qualitatively. The silk is produced by the silk gland, which degenerates quickly once the larva has finished spinning the cocoon. Thus, interfering with this degeneration process could help develop new technologies aimed at ameliorating silk yield. To this end, in this work we studied the cell death processes that lead to the demise of… CONTINUE READING

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