What makes a fly enter diapause?

Allen, Marcus J. (2007) What makes a fly enter diapause? FLY, 1 (6). pp. 307-310. ISSN 1933-6934 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Diapause is a dormant state that insects may undergo as a response to changing environmental conditions. In flies, like many insects inhabiting temperate zones, diapause occurs generally during the winter months when ambient temperatures are cool and food sources scarce. Whilst the environmental factors involved in determining diapause have been known for a long time, the genes and molecular events controling its initiation are poorly understood. Here I outline the factors that initiate diapause and highlight recent studies that implicate insulin signaling in its control.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: diapause; thermoperiod; photoperiod; insulin-like signaling
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences > Cell & Developmental Biology Group
Depositing User: Marcus J Allen
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2008 13:13
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 12:56
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5868 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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