Muramatsu, M., Tsuji, T., Tanaka, S., Shiotsuki, T., Jouraku, A., Mura, K., Vea, I.M., & Minakuchi, C. 2020 Sex-specific expression profiles of ecdysteroid biosynthesis and ecdysone response genes in extreme sexual dimorphism of the mealybug Planococcus kraunhiae (Kuwana). PLoS One pone.0231451


  • male
  • physiology
  • Notes: Based on the expression profiles studied in this paper, we propose that the changes in ecdysteroid titer differ between males and females, and that high ecdysteroid titer is essential for directing male adult development.

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