Advances in Genetics, Volume 85 by Theodore Friedmann, Jay C. Dunlap, Stephen F. Goodwin

By Theodore Friedmann, Jay C. Dunlap, Stephen F. Goodwin

The box of genetics is speedily evolving, and new clinical breakthroughs are happening due to advances in our wisdom of genetics. Advances in Genetics constantly publishes vital stories of the broadest curiosity to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines.

Volume eighty five offers an eclectic mixture of articles of use to all human and molecular geneticists on themes together with: organization mapping in crop crops; miRNA-mediated crosstalk among transcripts; unisexual replica; and more.

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Compared to a virgin, a mated female has a different transcriptome, proteome, pattern of neuronal activity, and exhibits different behaviors. The postmating response (PMR) is a collection of behaviors that are consistently produced by mated females. In the literature, the classic PMR highlights two main behavioral changes: virgin females are sexually receptive and lay few eggs; and mated females exhibit low receptivity and lay many eggs. The PMR also includes changes in other faculties such as feeding and food preferences, ovulation, general activity level, and of course, sperm storage/utilization.

Both knock-down of this peptide by RNAi and ablation of the four cells that make this peptide in the brain produce these effects (Terhzaz, Rosay, Goodwin, & Veenstra, 2007). What is striking is that those four neurons send projections throughout the female brain, 36 Meghan Laturney and Jean-Christophe Billeter making connections to most neuropils (exception being MB stalks, lobes, and calyces). The neurites entering the antennal lobe arborize in most of the glomeruli, which suggests that the abnormal behavioral phenotypes are associated with olfactory processing defects (Carlsson, Diesner, Schachtner, & Nässel, 2010).

The other methodology has included injecting fractions of the male ejaculate or synthetic peptides representing those in the male ejaculate directly into the abdomen of females. , 2006). , 2001). , 1993; Smith, Sirot, Wolfner, Hosken, & Wedell, 2012). , 2006; Wolfner, 2009). A recent and comprehensive review outlines the various SFPs that have been identified in many insect species including D. melanogaster (Avila, Sirot, Laflamme, Rubinstein, & Wolfner, 2011). 40 Meghan Laturney and Jean-Christophe Billeter Although over 100 SFPs have been identified, the relationship between most of them and the female response has not been investigated.

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