Role of the Ecdysteroid System in the Regulation of Drosophila Reproduction under Environmental Stress

In a normal environment, both ecdysteroids and the juvenile hormone are known to control reproduction in Drosophila . These hormones normally initiate the synthesis of vitelline proteins in the fat body immediately after emergence and sustain it at a certain level in fertilized flies, and regulate the absorption of vitelline proteins by oocytes [1–4… CONTINUE READING