What are and what are not imaginal discs: reevaluation of some basic concepts (Insecta, Holometabola).

  title={What are and what are not imaginal discs: reevaluation of some basic concepts (Insecta, Holometabola).},
  author={P Sv{\'a}cha},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  volume={154 1},
  • P Svácha
  • Published 1992 in Developmental biology
Some general aspects of the concept of imaginal discs in the Holometabola are reevaluated. Their monolayer character and continuity with the surrounding epidermis are confirmed. Studies on the imaginal discs of the silkworm (Bombyx mori) and data from the literature show that the discs and their peripodial cells produce cuticle during larval life, as well as at metamorphosis. In B. mori it is demonstrated that adult and larval antennae are produced by the same cells or their progeny. The… CONTINUE READING

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