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- Malloy, Cole; Sifers, Jacob; Mikos, Angela; Samadi, Aya; Omar, Aya; Hermanns, Christina; Cooper, Robin L.
- Journal of comparative physiology 2017 v.203 no.10 pp. 791-806
- Drosophila melanogaster; ambient temperature; cardiac output; cold zones; heart; heart rate; instars; larvae; mammals; models; neurons; optogenetics
- ... The Drosophila melanogaster heart has become a principal model in which to study cardiac physiology and development. While the morphology of the heart in Drosophila and mammals is different, many of the molecular mechanisms that underlie heart development and function are similar and function can be assessed by similar physiological measurements, such as cardiac output, rate, and time in systole o ...
- Croft, Justin R.; Liu, Tom; Camiletti, Alison L.; Simon, Anne F.; Thompson, Graham J.
- Journal of comparative physiology 2017 v.203 no.2 pp. 143-149
- Drosophila melanogaster; ancestry; females; fruit flies; insect biology; males; models; mutation; pheromones; queen honey bees; sexual dimorphism; social insects
- ... Honey bees secrete a queen mandibular pheromone that renders workers reproductively altruistic and drones sexually attentive. This sex-specific function of QMP may have evolved from a sexually dimorphic signaling mechanism derived from pre-social ancestors. If so, there is potential for pre-social insects to respond to QMP, and in a manner that is comparable to its normal effect on workers and dro ...