Energetics of metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogaster.


We measured the energetic cost of metamorphosis in the fruitfly, Drosophila melanogaster. Metabolic rates decreased rapidly in the first 24h and remained low until shortly before eclosion, when the rates increased rapidly, thus creating a U-shaped metabolic curve. The primary fuel used during metamorphosis was lipid, which accounted for >80% of total… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2011.07.013

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