Date of Award

2012

Document Type

USM Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology

First Advisor

Dave Champlin

Second Advisor

Caryn Prudente

Third Advisor

Doug Currie

Keywords

Insects, hormonal control

Abstract

Nutrient availability is a fundamental regulator of development in animals. Approximately twenty hours into the final feeding stage Manduca sexta, the tobacco hornworm, initiates metamorphosis as the primordia of adult-specific tissues undergo pupal commitment.

Comments

This thesis is restricted to USM access only.

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