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Research Article

Precocious Metamorphosis in the Juvenile Hormone–Deficient Mutant of the Silkworm, Bombyx mori

  • Takaaki Daimon,

    Affiliations: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Toshinori Kozaki,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Ryusuke Niwa,

    Affiliation: Initiative for the Promotion of Young Scientists' Independent Research, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Isao Kobayashi,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Kenjiro Furuta,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

    Current address: Department of Life Science and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life and Environmental Science, Shimane University, Matsue, Japan

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  • Toshiki Namiki,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Keiro Uchino,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Yutaka Banno,

    Affiliation: Institute of Genetic Resources, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Graduate School, Fukuoka, Japan

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  • Susumu Katsuma,

    Affiliation: Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Toshiki Tamura,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Kazuei Mita,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Hideki Sezutsu,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Masayoshi Nakayama,

    Affiliation: Institute of Floricultural Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Kyo Itoyama,

    Affiliation: School of Agriculture, Meiji University, Kawasaki, Japan

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  • Toru Shimada,

    Affiliation: Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Tetsuro Shinoda mail

    shinoda@affrc.go.jp

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

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  • Published: March 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002486

About the Authors

Takaaki Daimon, Toshinori Kozaki, Isao Kobayashi, Kenjiro Furuta, Toshiki Namiki, Keiro Uchino, Toshiki Tamura, Kazuei Mita, Hideki Sezutsu, Tetsuro Shinoda
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan
Takaaki Daimon, Susumu Katsuma, Toru Shimada
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Ryusuke Niwa
Initiative for the Promotion of Young Scientists' Independent Research, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
Yutaka Banno
Institute of Genetic Resources, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Graduate School, Fukuoka, Japan
Masayoshi Nakayama
Institute of Floricultural Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba, Japan
Kyo Itoyama
School of Agriculture, Meiji University, Kawasaki, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: shinoda@affrc.go.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: T Daimon, T Kozaki, R Niwa, S Katsuma, H Sezutsu, T Shimada, T Shinoda. Performed the experiments: T Daimon, T Kozaki, R Niwa, I Kobayashi, K Furuta, T Namiki, K Uchino, M Nakayama, K Itoyama, T Shinoda. Analyzed the data: T Daimon, T Kozaki, R Niwa, T Namiki, T Shinoda. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: I Kobayashi, K Uchino, Y Banno, T Tamura, K Mita, H Sezutsu. Wrote the paper: T Daimon, T Kozaki, R Niwa, K Furuta, T Shinoda.