Feeding Mistiming Decreases Reproductive Fitness in Flies.

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Summary of "Feeding Mistiming Decreases Reproductive Fitness in Flies."

The diurnally active fruit flies prefer a major meal in the morning. Feeding the flies in the evening uncouples their metabolic cycle from circadian activity rhythms. A paper by Xu et al. in this issue of Cell Metabolism found that such uncoupled rhythms reduce egg laying.

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Regulatory Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.

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Name: Cell metabolism
ISSN: 1932-7420
Pages: 613-4

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