Neurosecretory Supply to the Epidermis of an Insect

Science  19 Nov 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3699, pp. 1033-1034
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3699.1033


Electron miticroscopy of the abdominal nerves of Rhodnius reveals neurosecretory axons which supply the abdomizinal epidermis. This suggests that thle epidermnal cells of insects are under more localized endocrine control than has previously been supposed.