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Autonomous and non-autonomous cell death in the metamorphosis of the epidermis ofDrosophila


An irradiation dose of 10,000 rads was used to delete imaginal cells in developingDrosophila. The larval cells of the head and thoracic segments die autonomously shortly after pupariation whereas the larval cells of the abdomen can persist and secrete an extra fifth cuticle.

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Poodry, C.A. Autonomous and non-autonomous cell death in the metamorphosis of the epidermis ofDrosophila . Wilhelm Roux' Archiv 178, 333–336 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00848068

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  • Cell Death
  • Irradiation Dose
  • Developmental Biology
  • Thoracic Segment
  • Larval Cell