Singular compound eye architecture of the varnished eye mutation, ve, in Bombyx mori

Yutaka Kawaguchi, Tsuneyuki Tatsuke, Takahiro Kusakabe, Jae Man Lee, Katsumi Koga

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Abstract

The surface and internal structures of the glossy and small sized imaginal eyes in the varnished-eye mutation (ve) of Bombyx mori were observed in comparison with the normal compound eyes by scanning electron microscopy and light microscopy. The ve mutant eyes were found to have apart and irregular facets (surfaces of corneas) and degenerated internal structures at the crystalline cones and retinular pigment cells covering the rhabdoms. We infer that the ve mutant gene causes differentiation disorders in the ommatidium during eye morphogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Insect Biotechnology and Sericology
Volume77
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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