Hormonal Control of Sequential Gene Expression in Insect Epidermis

  • L. M. Riddiford
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


The insect epidermis makes the overlying cuticle or exoskeleton which must change in structure to accommodate changing life styles as the insect grows, then undergoes metamorphosis. These cells also make various pigments or cuticular pigment precursors which again can differ according to the stage examined. Radically different proteins are often required and, thus, dramatic changes in gene expression must occur within the already differentiated epidermal cell.


Juvenile Hormone Hormonal Control Cuticular Protein Insect Epidermis Cuticular Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Riddiford
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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