Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3990

The major yolk proteins are called vitellogenins while being transported to the hemolymph, and consist of large glycolipoproteins which are produced by the fat body and secreted for uptake by maturing oocytes. Not all yolk proteins are vitellogenins, however, and in higher Diptera the yolk proteins are small polypeptides.

 Endocrine Regulation Of Reproduction



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