Insect Appendage Regeneration and Related Subjects
McWethy, David Adams
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The most immediate question one asks, in considering regeneration of animal tissue, whether it be in: annelids, insects, or amphibian vertebrates, is whether the process of regeneration will, in fact follow or c10se13 reflect the pattern of normal growth in the animal. It would seem logical that this should be so, and therefore that the study of, say, insectan regeneration will be made in reference to what is known of insect growth and development, unless contrary data are produced. There is enough variation in both regeneration and growth categories, however, to make a study seem misleading at certain points if one applies specific examples as general rules for all insects. But similarities will outweigh differences, and we may regard insects as a whole as the domain for the speculations of this study. At this point it becomes clear that this must be more a study of insect regeneration and insect growth and development together rather than just of regeneration itself.