Apiology: Royal secrets in the queen's fat body

Naoki Yamanaka, Michael B. O'Connor

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Royalactin, a component of royal jelly, induces queen differentiation in honeybees. Surprisingly, royalactin has a similar effect on growth in fruit flies, highlighting many unexpected features of growth regulation by the insect fat tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R510-R512
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 12 2011


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