Glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase isozyme variation in insects

  title={Glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase isozyme variation in insects},
  author={Donald J. Colgan},
Glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GPD) serves a central function in the metabolism of carbohydrate for insect flight. This paper reports that the function is supported in a wide range of species by thorax-specific GPD isozymes. These have been discovered in nine of 14 orders in which winged forms have been tested, including all of the major orders except Lepidoptera and Odonata. Examples have been found in each of the Polyneoptera, Paraneoptera and Holometabola, occurring predominantly in… CONTINUE READING