Daily Rhythmicity of Corpus Allatum and Neurosecretory Cells in Drosophila melanogaster (Meig)

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Science  26 Jun 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3626, pp. 1586-1587
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3626.1586


Adult females of Drosophila melanogaster show a bimodal daily rhythmicity in the function of neurosecretory and corpus allatum cells. This result was obtained by measuring the size of the nuclei and determining the pattern of neurohormone secretion.