The hypodermis is used mainly for fat storage.
According to the eighth edition of Developmental Biology by Scott F. Gilbert, the hypodermis of C. elegans is derived from ectoderm.
Contract Notice: Department of the Army (Maryland) Issues Solicitation for "Request for Quote for Collaborative Research to Determine a Strategy for Enhancement or Replacement of Hypodermis to Improve Skin Quality Influencing Dermal Components for Improving the Quality of Skin after Acute Burn Debridement"
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Regulation of Caenorhabditis elegans body size and male tail development by the novel gene lon-8.(Research article)
Mar 20, 2007; Authors: Gwen Soete ; Marco C Betist ; Hendrik C Korswagen (corresponding author)  Background The regulation of body...