Ecdysteroid titers in mated and unmated Drosophila melanogaster females.

  title={Ecdysteroid titers in mated and unmated Drosophila melanogaster females.},
  author={Lawrence G. Harshman and Abraham Loeb and Britt A Johnson},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  volume={45 6},
Radioimmunoassay was used to determine ecdysteroid titers in mated or unmated Drosophila melanogaster females. Whole-body ecdysteroid titers increase after mating and this response is more pronounced after 12-24 hours than it is immediately after mating. In one experiment, females were mated to transgenic males deficient in accessory gland proteins to test whether these peptides mediate the observed increase in female whole-body ecdysteroid titers. Females mated to such transgenic males do not… CONTINUE READING

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