Identified: components of the molecular clock that helps some animals shed their skin

FMI News Article
Shrimps, flies and other animals shed their outer body covering at specific times of the year or at specific points in their life cycles through a process called molting. Working in worms, FMI researchers identified the mechanisms underlying a molecular ‘molting clock’ — as well as several of the clock’s components. The findings may help to throw light on skin development and regeneration in other animals, including mammals.

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