Insect metamorphosis: Out with the old, in with the new

Michael Buszczak, William A. Segraves

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During insect metamorphosis, the steroid hormone ecdysone activates programmed cell death of larval tissues and the further development of adult tissues. Recent studies suggest that the E93 gene is both necessary and sufficient to target tissues for ecdysoneinduced apoptosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 16 2000


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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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