Publications 2017-09-12T10:33:25+00:00

Publications

2017

 

Matching complex dietary landscapes with the signalling pathways that regulate life history traits.

Mirth, C., and Piper, M. 2017. Matching complex dietary landscapes with the signalling pathways that regulate life history traits. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 47, 9–16. doi: 10.1016/j.gde.2017.08.001

 


 

Adaptation to new nutritional environments: larval performance, foraging decisions, and adult oviposition choices in Drosophila suzukii.

Silva-Soares, N.F, Nogueira-Alves,A., Beldade, P., Mirth, C.K. 2017. Adaptation to new nutritional environments: larval performance, foraging decisions, and adult oviposition choices in Drosophila suzukii. BMC Ecology. doi: 10.1186/s12898-017-0131-2

 


 

Food intake and food choice are altered by the developmental transition at critical weight in Drosophila melanogaster.

Carvalho, M.J.A., Mirth, C.K. (2017) Food intake and food choice are altered by the developmental transition at critical weight in Drosophila melanogaster. Animal Behaviour 126, pp 195–208. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.02.005

 


 

2016

COIS coverAllometry and size control: What can studies of body size regulation teach us about the evolution of morphological scaling relationships?

Mirth, C.K., Frankino, W.A. & Shingleton, A.W. (2016) Allometry and size control: What can studies of body size regulation teach us about the evolution of morphological scaling relationships? Current Opinion in Insect Science 13, 93-98. Doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2016.02.010

 


 

PLOS biology coverGrowth blocking peptides as nutrition-sensitive signals for insulin secretion and body size regulation.

Koyama, T. & Mirth, C.K. (2016) Growth blocking peptides as nutrition-sensitive signals for insulin secretion and body size regulation. PLoS Biology 14, e1002392. Doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002392

 


 

Genetics 202 coverStage-specific plasticity in ovary size is regulated by insulin/insulin-like growth factor and ecdysone signalling in Drosophila.

Mendes, C.M. & Mirth, C.K. (2016) Stage-specific plasticity in ovary size is regulated by insulin/insulin-like growth factor and ecdysone signalling in Drosophila. Genetics 202, 703-719.Doi:10.1534/genetics.115.179960

 


 

2015

Journal of Insect Physiology - coverDifferences in larval nutritional requirements and female oviposition preference reflect the order of fruit colonization of Zaprionus indianus and Drosophila simulans.

Matavelli, C., Carvalho, M.J.A., Martins, N.E. & Mirth, C.K. (2015) Differences in larval nutritional requirements and female oviposition preference reflect the order of fruit colonization of Zaprionus indianus and Drosophila simulans. Journal of Insect Physiology 82, 66-74. Doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.09.003

 


 

SR-nature--The steroid hormone ecdysone promotes growth of imaginal discs in Drosophila melanogaster.

Herboso, L., Oliveira, M.M., Talamillo, A., Pérez, C., González, M., Martín, D., Sutherland, J.D., Shingleton, A.W.,Mirth, C.K., & Barrio, R. (2015). The steroid hormone ecdysone promotes growth of imaginal discs in Drosophila melanogaster. Scientific Reports 5, 12383.  doi:10.1038/srep12383

 


 

Journal of Insect Physiology - coverDrosophila melanogaster larvae make nutritional choices that minimize developmental time.

Rodrigues, M.A., Martins, N.E., Balancé, L.F., Broom, L.N., Dias, A.J.S., Fernandes, A.S.D., Rodrigues, F., Sucena, É., & Mirth, C.K. (2015). Drosophila melanogaster larvae make nutritional choices that minimize developmental time. Journal of Insect Physiology 81, 69-80. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.07.002

 


 

frontiers E and E - CoverCoordinating morphology with behaviour during development: an integrative approach from a fly perspective.

Carvalho, M.J.A. & Mirth, C.K. (2015). Coordinating morphology with behaviour during development: an integrative approach from a fly perspective. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3, 5. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00005

 


 

2014

elife coverNutrition regulates body size through FoxO-Ultraspiracle mediated ecdysone biosynthesis.

Koyama, T., Rodrigues, M.A., Athanasiadis, A., Shingleton, A.W., & Mirth, C.K. (2014). Nutrition regulates body size through FoxO-Ultraspiracle mediated ecdysone biosynthesis. eLife 3, e03091. doi: 10.7554/eLife.03091

 


 

PLOS genetics

The POU Factor Ventral Veins Lacking/Drifter Directs the Timing of Metamorphosis through Ecdysteroid and Juvenile Hormone Signaling.

Cheng, C., Ko, A., Chaieb, L., Koyama, T., Sarwar, P., Mirth, C.K., et al. (2014) The POU Factor Ventral Veins Lacking/Drifter Directs the Timing of Metamorphosis through Ecdysteroid and Juvenile Hormone Signaling. PLoS Genet 10(6): e1004425. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004425

 


 

PLOS geneticsCoordination of Wing and Whole-Body Development at Developmental Milestones Ensures Robustness against Environmental and Physiological Perturbations.

Oliveira, M.M., Shingleton, A.W., Mirth, C.K. (2014) Coordination of Wing and Whole-Body Development at Developmental Milestones Ensures Robustness against Environmental and Physiological Perturbations. PLoS Genet 10(6): e1004408. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004408

 


 

Communicative and Integrative Bilogy - CoverThe roles of juvenile hormone, insulin/target of rapamycin, and ecydsone signaling in regulating body size in Drosophila

Mirth, C.K., Shingleton, A.W. (2014). The roles of juvenile hormone, insulin/target of rapamycin, and ecydsone signaling in regulating body size in Drosophila. Communicative and Integrative Biology 7, e29240. doi: 10.4161/cib.29240

 


 

PNAS 19Juvenile hormone controls body size and perturbs insulin signaling in Drosophila.

Mirth, C.K., Tang, H.Y., Makohon-Moore, S.C., Salhadar, S., Gokhale, R.H., Warner, R.D., Koyama, T., Riddiford, L.M., Shingleton, A.W. (2014). Juvenile hormone controls body size and perturbs insulin signaling in Drosophila. P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 111, 7018-7023. doi:10.1073/pnas.1313058111 

 


 


WIREs - cover
The developmental control of size in insects.

Nijhout, H.J., Riddiford, L.M., Mirth, C.K., Shingleton, A.W., Suzuki, Y., & Callier, V. (2014). The developmental control of size in insects. WIREs Developmental Biology 3, 113-134. doi: 10.1002/wdev.124

 

 


 

2013 – 2000

 

Frontiers in Physiology coverMechanisms regulating nutrition-dependent developmental plasticity through organ-specific effects in insects.

Koyama, T., Mendes, C.C. & Mirth, C.K. (2013) Mechanisms regulating nutrition-dependent developmental plasticity through organ-specific effects in insects. Frontiers in Physiology 4, 263. Doi: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00263

 


 

Frontiers in Endocrinology CoverIntegrating body and organ size in Drosophila: recent advances and outstanding problems.

Mirth, C.K. & Shingleton, A.W. (2012) Integrating body and organ size in Drosophila: recent advances and outstanding problems. Frontiers in Experimental Endocrinology 3, 49. Doi: 10.3389/fendo.2012.00049

 


 

Development 137 coverA role for Juvenile Hormone in the prepupal development of Drosophila melanogaster.

Riddiford, L.M., Truman, J.W., Mirth, C.K. & Shen, Y. (2010) A role for Juvenile Hormone in the prepupal development of Drosophila melanogaster. Development 137, 1117-1126. Doi:10.1242/dev.037218

 


 

Develop 14The Ecdysone Receptor controls the post-critical weight switch to nutrition-independent differentiation in Drosophila wing discs.

Mirth, C.K., Truman, J.W. & Riddiford, L.M. (2009) The Ecdysone Receptor controls the post-critical weight switch to nutrition-independent differentiation in Drosophila wing discs. Development 136, 2345-2353. Doi:10.1242/dev.032672

 


 

RSB1645.coverDevelopmental model of static allometry in holometabolous insects.

Shingleton, A.W., Mirth, C.K. & Bates, P.W (2008) Developmental model of static allometry in holometabolous insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 275, 1875-1885. Doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.0227

 


 

BioEssays 29 coverSize assessment and growth control: how adult size is determined in insects.

Mirth, C.K. & Riddiford, L.M. (2007) Size assessment and growth control: how adult size is determined in insects. BioEssays 29, 344-355. Doi:10.1002/bies.20552

 


 

Curent Biology coverThe role of the prothoracic gland in determining critical weight for metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogaster.

Mirth, C.K., Truman, J.W. & Riddiford, L.M. (2005) The role of the prothoracic gland in determining critical weight for metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogaster. Current Biology 15, 1796-1807. Doi:10.1016/j.cub.2005.09.017

 


 

Developmental Bio 278Ecdysteroid control of metamorphosis in the differentiating adult leg structures of Drosophila melanogaster.

Mirth, C.K. (2005) Ecdysteroid control of metamorphosis in the differentiating adult leg structures of Drosophila melanogaster. Developmental Biology 278, 163-174. Doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2004.10.026

 


 

Developmental Biology 246 coverJoint development in the Drosophila leg: cell movements and cell populations.

Mirth, C.K. & Akam, M.E. (2002) Joint development in the Drosophila leg: cell movements and cell populations. Developmental Biology 246, 391-406. Doi:10.1006/dbio.2002.0593

 


 

Evolutionary Biology 13 coverIntrogressive hybridization between two species of water striders (Hemiptera: Gerridae: Limnoporus): geographic structure and temporal change of a hybrid zone.

Klingenberg, C.P., Spence, J.R. & Mirth, C.K. (2000) Introgressive hybridization between two species of water striders (Hemiptera: Gerridae: Limnoporus): geographic structure and temporal change of a hybrid zone. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 13, 756-765. Doi:10.1046/j.1420-9101.2000.00224.x