1. Evolutionary Biology
  2. Genetics and Genomics
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Reproduction: How flies turn food into progeny

  1. Thomas Flatt  Is a corresponding author
  1. University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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Cite this article as: eLife 2019;8:e51289 doi: 10.7554/eLife.51289
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Gene expression responses to changes in diet in female and male fruit flies.

Camus et al. examined gene expression in female and male flies given a protein-rich diet (which is optimal for egg production) and a carbohydrate-rich diet (which is optimal for sperm production). Many metabolic genes (‘core genes’) displayed similar responses to diet in both female and male flies (bottom left). A smaller group of genes – including a number of reproductive genes – showed clear-cut differences in expression for each diet depending on sex, with some exhibiting antagonistic behaviors in the two sexes (bottom right). Further analyses revealed that this sex-opposite regulation occurs within the IIS/TOR signaling network.

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