Drone semen proteins

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  1. Americasbeekeeper

    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    Transcriptional Profiles of Mating-Responsive Genes from Testes and Male Accessory Glands of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata
    In recent years, with the aid of next generation sequencing technologies and proteomic approaches, comprehensive studies aimed at the identification and analyses of seminal fluid proteins have been initiated in some insect species, such as the beetle Tribolium castaneum [12], [13], Heliconius butterflies [14], the honeybee Apis mellifera [15], the ant Leptothorax gredleri [16], the sandfly Lutzomyia longipalpis [17], the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti [6], [18] and Anopheles gambiae [19], and other Drosophila species [11], [20]. The best hit of TAG3302, glutathione S-transferase, is a predicted intracellular or membrane-bound protein [18]. Predicted intracellular proteins also have been reported in the seminal fluid of other organisms, such as D. melanogaster [109], bed bugs [110], honey bees [15], and humans [111].
    http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0046812
     
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    Thanks Gary...intersting and surprisingly not that difficult to read....I can't imagine the process of disecting the reproductive system in something so micro.
     

  3. Americasbeekeeper

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    A technician works for me, Kelly, dissecting bees all day long under a microscope. They are mostly for FABIS and USDA-ID but we also do "outside" work occasionally.