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Figure 5

From: Characterization and expression patterns of let-7 microRNA in the silkworm (Bombyx mori)

Figure 5

Stage durations in the lifespan of B. mori. When reared at 25°C and 85% H.R., the lifespan of silkworm is over 50 days, consisting of ova, larva, pupa and imago. The embyo duration is about 10 days if proper acid-treatment is performed at hour 24 after oviposition. The first instar is 3 days long, starting at the newly-hatched silkworm or named ant silkworm, ending at just stopping eating mulberry leaves for the first molt. After spinning, the silkworm will live through pre-pupa of two days before becoming pupae. The durations vary a lot, ranging from 1 to 10 days.

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