Molecular thermal telemetry of free-ranging adult Drosophila melanogaster

  title={Molecular thermal telemetry of free-ranging adult Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Martin E. Feder and Stephen P Roberts and Amanda Bordelon},
The expression of two temperature-sensitive reporter genes, hsp70 and an hsp70-LacZ fusion, in free-ranging adult Drosophila melanogaster indicates that natural thermal stress experienced by such small and mobile insects may be either infrequent or not severe. Levels of the heat-shock protein Hsp70, the major inducible Hsp of Drosophila, were similar in most wild Droso- phila captured after warm days to levels previously reported for unstressed flies in the laboratory. In a transgenic strain… CONTINUE READING
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