Sample records for anautogeny

  1. Neuropeptidergic regulation of digestion and food-dependent reproduction in the adult female flesh fly, Sarcophaga crassipalpis


    Bil, Magdalena


    Many flesh fly species are anautogenous. Due to their life style, these flies have a negative impact on livestock since they can cause myiasis. Anautogeny is a kind of reproductive strategy, where adult female insects requirea proteinaceous meal in order to initiate vitellogenesis - the large scale synthesis of yolk proteins and their subsequent uptake by the developing oocytes. The expression of yolk protein precursor genes is tightly controlled by the nutritional state of the organism. I...