Two insulin receptors determine alternative wing morphs in planthoppers

  title={Two insulin receptors determine alternative wing morphs in planthoppers},
  author={Hai-Jun Xu and Jian Xue and Bo Lu and Xue-chao Zhang and Ji-Chong Zhuo and Shu-fang He and Xiao-Fang Ma and Ya-Qin Jiang and Hai-Wei Fan and Ji-Yu Xu and Yu-Xuan Ye and Peng-Lu Pan and Qiao Li and Y. N. Bao and H Frederik Nijhout and Chuan-Xi Zhang},
Wing polyphenism is an evolutionarily successful feature found in a wide range of insects. Long-winged morphs can fly, which allows them to escape adverse habitats and track changing resources, whereas short-winged morphs are flightless, but usually possess higher fecundity than the winged morphs. Studies on aphids, crickets and planthoppers have revealed that alternative wing morphs develop in response to various environmental cues, and that the response to these cues may be mediated by… CONTINUE READING
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