U4SG - Unit 4 - Integument, Development & Reproduction...

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Study Guide Unit objectives 1. Describe the three layers of an insect's integument. 2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of an exoskeleton. 3. Using the proper terms for the structures involved, explain the steps in the molting process. 4. Explain the role of JH and Ecdysone, where they come from, and how they are used together during the molting process. 5. Identify the internal and external reproductive structures of insects and describe what they do or are used for. Introduction Integument Layers Which layers make up the exoskeleton? What is the epicuticle made of? What is the exocuticle made of? How do these two compounds interact? Which layer of the exoskeleton is flexible but still contains protein and chitin? Which layer is waterproof? What makes it waterproof? Which layer is cellular? Which layers make up the integument? What is the function of the basement membrane? Exoskeleton advantages
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This note was uploaded on 07/23/2011 for the course ENY 3005 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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U4SG - Unit 4 - Integument, Development & Reproduction...

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