Features and growth of the stemmata in the varnished eye mutant of Bombyx mori

Yutaka Kawaguchi, Keiko Sumida, Yutaka Banno, Katsumi Koga, Hiroshi Doira

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Abstract

The varnished eye mutant (ve) of the silkworm, Bombyx mori exhibited undeveloped ommatidia in the adult compound eyes. However, the morphology and growth rate of the stemmata, a larval optic organ located on both sides of the head capsule in 6 pairs, were completely normal in developing ve larvae. Also the sectional structures of the stemmata observed under a light microscope did not show any abnormality in the mutant. These results suggest that the formation and growth of larval stemmata are not affected by the ve mutant gene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-446
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Sericultural Science of Japan
Volume65
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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