Evidence from a germ plasm in the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus, a hemimetabolous insect [Investigation Post]

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Summary Primordial germ mobile (PGC) development in holometabolous insects like Drosophila melanogaster relies on maternally synthesised germ cell determinants that are asymmetrically localised to the oocyte posterior cortex. Embryonic nuclei that inherit this “germ plasm” acquire PGC fate. In contrast, historic research of basally branching bugs (Hemimetabola) advise that a…