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Curr Biol. 2003 Apr 1;13(7):R267-9.

Body-size control: how an insect knows it has grown enough.

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Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA. dstern@Princeton.edu

Abstract

Insulin signaling controls organ growth and final body size in insects. Recent results have begun to clarify how insulin signaling drives organ growth to match nutrient levels, but have not yet elucidated how insulin signaling controls final body size.

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12676103
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