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The 68C Glue Puff of Drosophila

Meyerowitz, E. M. and Crosby, M. A. and Garfinkel, M. D. and Martin, C. H. and Mathers, P. H. and VijayRaghavan, K. (1985) The 68C Glue Puff of Drosophila. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 50 . pp. 347-353. ISSN 0091-7451. doi:10.1101/SQB.1985.050.01.044.

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Drosophila melanogaster begins its life as a fertilized egg, which undergoes embryogenesis within an egg shell for about a day and then hatches from the egg as a first instar larva. The wormlike larva eats yeast for a day, then sheds its first instar skin and crawls out as a second instar larva. One day later another molt occurs, resulting in a third instar larva. The third instar stage lasts approximately 40 hours at 25 °C toward the end of this stage the larva crawls out of its medium and onto a dry surface. After a few hours of wandering, it stops, contracts, and secretes a protein glue from its salivary glands that hardens and attaches the larva to its substrate (Fraenkel and Brookes 1953). The affixed larva then tans its third larval instar cuticle into a puparial case, and some hours later pupates within this case. Complete metamorphosis follows pupation, and after several days the pupal case is opened and a new adult emerges.

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Additional Information:© 1985 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. The Authors acknowledge that six months after the full-issue publication date, the Article will be distributed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC License (Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, Our 68C puff work has been funded by National Institutes of Health grant GM28075 to E.M.M., M.D.G., and P.H.M. are supported by National Research Service Award T32 GM07616; C.H.M. is supported by a National Science Foundation predoctoral fellowship; and K.V. is supported by a Procter and Gamble postdoctoral fellowship.
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