Peeking into a chrysalis, videos reveal growth of butterfly wing scales

Journal Reference: Anthony D. McDougal, Sungsam Kang, Zahid Yaqoob, Peter T. C. So, Mathias Kolle. In vivo visualization of butterfly scale cell morphogenesis in Vanessa cardui. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021; 118 (49): e2112009118 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2112009118 Now, MIT engineers have captured the intricate choreography of butterfly scales forming during metamorphosis. The team … Read more

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