Sunday, 8 February 2015

Caterpillar to butterfly: New light shed on diet, steroid hormones and development

February 4, 2015

University of Tsukuba

Researchers have discovered an exciting new link between nutrition and development in fruit flies that involves a direct association between the brain and parts of the insect organ secreting the important hormone. It helps to explain when and how caterpillars turn into butterflies and may help us to understand how and when children develop into adults.

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