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Hormonal and genetic manipulation of insect metamorphosis

Development of the firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus, serves as a paradigm for insect metamorphosis and its hormonal and genetic regulation. The illustration accompanies a current review article by Jindra and colleagues in the prestigious series of the Annual Reviews of Entomology.

Publication:

The Juvenile Hormone Signaling Pathway in Insect Development. Jindra M, Palli SR, Riddiford LM. Annu Rev Entomol. 2012 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22994547