Sex as Regulator of Triglyceride Metabolism in the Mosquito

Science  15 Dec 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3494, pp. 1979-1980
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3494.1979


The female mosquito, in contrast to the male mosquito or the male and female house fly, synthesizes triglycerides when maintained on glucose; after 7 days, the amount of triglycerides in the female may be 50 times that in the male. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are absent from the newly synthesized triglycerides.