Induced Growth of Diapausing Silkworm Embryos in vitro

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Science  10 Jul 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3367, pp. 98-99
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3367.98


Fully diapausing silkworm embryos (Bombyx mori L.) ordinarily never reach the stage of appendage formation when they are cultured singly in hanging drops. However, when they are cultured side-by-side with nondiapausing embryos, they survive longer and some even achieve appendage formation.