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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

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