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Scientists find a maturity gene in fly

...olts ?sheds the cuticle that forms its external or exoskeleton ?and becomes a second-stage larva. The larva molts again at 72 hours to become a third-stage larva. At 120 hours ?five days after the egg was laid ?the larva enters metamorphosis and becomes a "prepupa" for 12 hours. Then "the head pops out of the f...

MWG Biotech expands siMAX?siRNA portfolio with new scales, lengths and design tools

...olts ?sheds the cuticle that forms its external or exoskeleton ?and becomes a second-stage larva. The larva molts again at 72 hours to become a third-stage larva. At 120 hours ?five days after the egg was laid ?the larva enters metamorphosis and becomes a "prepupa" for 12 hours. Then "the head pops out of the f...

K-State professors discover enzyme responsible for creation of a beetle's hard shell

...the enzyme involved in the hardening of a beetle's exoskeleton or cuticle could lead not only to better pest cont...rcraft and armor. After a beetle first molts, its exoskeleton is soft and hydrated. Somehow, it dries out and forms a hard, stiff exoskeleton. Since the 1940s, sc...

Study reveals classic symbiotic relationship between ants, bacteria

... species in the genus Cyphomyrmex and examined the exoskeleton beneath with a high-powered microscope. Their inv...ences between the two. However, the crypts in the exoskeleton are distinguishable. We can actually use them to tell the two species apart." The degree of specia...

Robotic exoskeleton replaces muscle work

A robotic exoskeleton controlled by the wearer's own nervous system coul...say University of Michigan researchers. The ankle exoskeleton developed at U-M was worn by healthy subjects to measure how the device affected ankle function. The...

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