The Drosophila Post-mating Response: Gene Expression and Behavioral Changes Reveal Perdurance and Variation in Cross-Tissue Interactions

  title={The Drosophila Post-mating Response: Gene Expression and Behavioral Changes Reveal Perdurance and Variation in Cross-Tissue Interactions},
  author={Nicole R. Newell and Surjyendu Ray and Justin Dalton and Julia C. Fortier and Joyce Y. Kao and Peter L. Chang and Sergey V. Nuzhdin and Michelle N. Arbeitman},
  journal={G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics},
  pages={967 - 983}
Examining cross-tissue interactions is important for understanding physiology and homeostasis. In animals, the female gonad produces signaling molecules that act distally. We examine gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster female head tissues in 1) virgins without a germline compared to virgins with a germline, 2) post-mated females with and without a germline compared to virgins, and 3) post-mated females mated to males with and without a germline compared to virgins. In virgins, the… 

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