Testis-Specific and Sex-Associated Hexokinases in Drosophila melanogaster

Science  07 Apr 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3771, pp. 81-82
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3771.81


Hexokinases of Drosophila melanogaster were investigated by starchgel electrophoresis. A hexokinase is present in both sexes during earlier stages of development, but it persists only in male adults. In addition, in this species there is a testis-specific hexokinase which is first observed during the pupal period.