Temporal expression patterns of the silkworm ABC genes during the larval-pupal-adult metamorphosis. Female and male individuals at 19 time points during silkworm metamorphosis were selected for expression profiling using microarray analysis. The sequential time points include V4 (day 4 of the fifth larval instar), V5, V6, V7, W0 (0 h after wandering, just before spinning), W12, W24, W36, W48 (completion of spinning), W60 (immediately after pupation), W72, W96, W120, W144, W168, W192, W216, W240, and adult. V, fifth larval instar; W, wandering.
Liu et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12:491 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-491