Changes in the fatty acid composition of Drosophila melanogaster during development and ageing.

@article{Green1979ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the fatty acid composition of Drosophila melanogaster during development and ageing.},
  author={Phillip Green and Billy W. Geer},
  journal={Archives internationales de physiologie et de biochimie},
  year={1979},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={485-91}
}
In Drosophila melanogaster the saturated fatty acids increase in amount early in pupal development relative to the concentrations in late third instar larvae, then decline to the levels characteristic of one-day-old adults. Conversely, the monounsaturated fatty acids decline in content early in pupal development, then increase late in the pupal period. Lauric acid (12:0), myristic acid (14:0) and palmitoleic acid (16:1) become more prominent and oleic acid (18:1) and palmitic acid (16:0) less… CONTINUE READING