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Cuticle-degrading proteases produced by the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana in the presence ofcoffee berry borer cuticle. Dias I ; P. Neves II ; L.
Cuticle Techniques in Arthropods pp Cite as. The epicuticle that invests the skeletal cuticle has evolved as the final barrier between insect tissues and the outside world. It is well known that this layered structure of lipids and protein, a micron or two thick, restricts the transpiration of water and thus prevents desiccation of the tissues.
Skip to search form Skip to main content. MrpacC regulates sporulation, insect cuticle penetration and immune evasion in Metarhizium robertsii. In this study, we report the functions of a PacC homologue, MrpacC, in an insect pathogenic fungus Metarhizium robertsii.
Thickening of the integument as a mechanism of resistance to insecticides is a well recognised phenomenon in the insect world and, in recent times, has been found in insects exhibiting pyrethroid-resistance. Resistance to pyrethroid insecticides in the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. Overexpression of cuticle depositing proteins has been demonstrated in pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs although, to date, no morphological analysis of the cuticle has been undertaken in order to confirm a phenotypic link.