endocuticle


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endocuticle

(ˈɛndəʊˌkjuːtɪkəl)
n
(Zoology) the inner layer of the cuticle of an insect
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In electron micrographs, the cuticle is composed of two layers, an inner lamellate endocuticle and an outer epicuticle (Fig.
1]) during ecdysis and failed to release the old endocuticle (Figure 3A), thus indicating that the extract caused a disturbance in the endocrine system of the larvae, thereby preventing completion of morphogenesis.
Extensive melanization of the endocuticle was evident in the larger lesions.
anisopliae had enough space to grow laterally in the cuticle, assimilate the nutrients obtained from the cuticle degradation, and spread between the exocuticle and the endocuticle without being in direct contact with the hemocytic activity of the hemocoel.
The procuticle is composed of the exo- and endocuticle which are composed mainly of chitin and protein, wherein the exocuticle is generally melanized (Andersen, 2002).
The cuticle consists of three main layers: the epicuticle, the exocuticle and the endocuticle, where the latter two layers form the procuticle.
Since trace metals are critical for normal integument development and maintenance, this study was conducted to unravel possible change/redistribution of some metals as a result of the increase in endocuticle size.
From experiments involving dyestuffs (35-37) and drugs such as opiates (38), it can be assumed that, in intact hair, diffusion via the cuticle cell edges along the endocuticle and the cell membrane complex proceeds rapidly.
Cosmetic processes aimed at increasing shear strength of the endocuticle should significantly increase the cuticle's influence on hair bending, Dr.
The disease is seen as melanized brown to black erosions that commence with the removal of epicuticle, extend through the exocuticle, then the calcified endocuticle, and, in extreme cases, penetrate the noncalcified endocuticle to the internal tissues (Smolowitz et al.
Produced by the underlying epidermal cells, the cuticle is composed of four layers (from outer to inner): epicuticle, exocuticle, endocuticle, and membranous layer (Travis and Friberg, 1963b; Raz et al.