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The influence of suppression of the expression of the Drosophila insulin-like receptor gene (InR) in corpus allatum (the gland-synthesizing juvenile hormone) on octopamine (OA) and juvenile hormone metabolism and on the development of the stress-reaction in Drosophila melanogaster females was studied. It was demonstrated that the suppression of InR gene(More)
From analysis of the properties of the “pupal” esterase (p-esterase) in Drosophila virilis, it is concluded that it is heat stable, its electrophoretic detection depends on culture density, its expression is stage specific, and it is not a variant of esterase 2. It was also demonstrated that p-esterase, like esterase 6, is activated by injections of the(More)
Desulfurispirillum indicum strain S5, a novel obligate anaerobe belonging to the phylum Chrysiogenetes, is a dissimilatory selenate-, selenite-, arsenate-, nitrate- and nitrite-reducing bacterium. The circular genome of this metabolically versatile bacterium is 2.9 Mbp, with a G+C content of 56.1% and 2619 predicted protein-coding genes. Genome analysis(More)
The ability of anaerobic prokaryotes to employ different terminal electron acceptors for respiration enables these organisms to flourish in subsurface ecosystems. Desulfurispirillum indicum strain S5 is an obligate anaerobic bacterium that is able to grow by respiring a range of different electron acceptors, including arsenate and nitrate. Here, we examined(More)
The content of JH-esterase was assayed by radial immunodiffusion in Drosophila virilis pupae under normal conditions and under the effects of extreme factors. It was found that JH-esterase content is the same (not different from the control) in pupae showing a high activity of the enzyme and in those not showing it. These data are evidence for a gene(More)
The heat-resistant subline 147S was obtained in Drosophila virilis by selecting for viability individuals of heat-sensitive stock 147. It was shown that in the heat-treated 147S pupae the activity of juvenile hormone (JH)-esterase is decreased and, consequently, the titer of juvenile hormone is increased compared with those in the control pupae. These(More)
Desulfurispirillum indicum strain S5(T) is a strictly anaerobic bacterium isolated from river sediment in Chennai, India. D. indicum belongs to the deep branching phylum of Chrysiogenetes, which currently only includes three other cultured species. Strain S5(T) is the type strain of the species and it is capable of growth using selenate, selenite, arsenate,(More)
Strain S5(T), a novel bacterium that was isolated for its capability to respire selenate to elemental selenium, is described. In addition to selenate respiration, it was also capable of dissimilatory selenite, arsenate and nitrate reduction with short-chain organic acids such as pyruvate, lactate and acetate as the carbon sources and electron donors. The(More)
dFOXO transcription factor is a component of the insulin/insulin-like growth factor signaling pathway in Drosophila. Juvenile hormone negatively regulates dFOXO gene expression. In the present work, the effect of hypomorphic dFOXO mutation on juvenile hormone metabolism under normal and stressing conditions and on D. melanogaster female resistance to(More)
263 It has long been established that the hormones that control insect development—juvenile hormone (JH) and 200hydroxyecdysone (20E)—play a gonadotropic role in the reproduction of adult insects (for review, see [1]). According to the model that is commonly accepted for Drosophila, JH synthesized de novo in a specialized endocrine gland, corpus allatum(More)