Ovarian Dynamics in Heliconiine Butterflies: Programmed Senescence versus Eternal Youth.

@article{DunlapPianka1977OvarianDI,
  title={Ovarian Dynamics in Heliconiine Butterflies: Programmed Senescence versus Eternal Youth.},
  author={H Dunlap-Pianka and Carol L. Boggs and Lawrence E. Gilbert},
  journal={Science},
  year={1977},
  volume={197 4302},
  pages={487-90}
}
New oocytes are generated throughout long lives in butterflies of the genus Heliconius, which as adults feed on amino acids from pollen. In Dryas julia, a related heliconiine that feeds only on nectar and is relatively short-lived, the original oocyte supply is eventually depleted. Such divergent ovarian dynamics in closely related organisms are significant in terms of both their evolutionary basis and their physiological controls. 

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
62 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 62 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…