Differential Juvenile Hormone Variations in Scale Insect Extreme Sexual Dimorphism.

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Vea, Isabelle Mifom; Tanaka, Sayumi; Shiotsuki, Takahiro; Jouraku, Akiya; Tanaka, Toshiharu; Minakuchi, Chieka;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 11, issue 2 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4760703, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149459
  • Subject: RNA extraction | Research Article | Pupae | Genetics | Animals | Metamorphosis | Biology and Life Sciences | Developmental Biology | Insect Metamorphosis | Extraction techniques | Research and analysis methods | Nymphs | Arthropoda | Physiology | Reproductive Physiology | Medicine | Holometabolism | Insects | Oviposition | Q | R | Entomology | Science | Organisms | Medicine and Health Sciences | Invertebrates | Zoology | Gene Expression

Scale insects have evolved extreme sexual dimorphism, as demonstrated by sedentary juvenile-like females and ephemeral winged males. This dimorphism is established during the post-embryonic development; however, the underlying regulatory mechanisms have not yet been exa... View more
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