Blowflies: Alteration of Adult Taste Responses by Chemicals Present during Development

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Science  16 Jul 1971:
Vol. 173, Issue 3993, pp. 242-244
DOI: 10.1126/science.173.3993.242


The addition of certain sugars to the food consumed during larval development increases the taste sensitivity of adult blowflies to some sugars, decreases it to others, and is without effect on the sensitivity to still others. No correlation with metabolic phenomena is apparent. The hypothesis that repression of inductible enzyme synthesis by glucose is a relevant model is not supported.