Synthesis and conservation of ribosomal RNA in adult mosquito ovaries

Jeffrey A. Frelinger, Thomas F. Roth

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RNA synthesis in the mosquito ovary after adult emergence is predominantly ribosomal. The rate of synthesis remains at a low level except for a rapid increase between 6 and 20 hr. Most of the RNA synthesized between 0 and 48 hr is conserved. Most of the RNA synthesized in the 48 to 120 hr period turns over. The ribosomal RNA's synthesized during the early period, prior to the time an animal can take a needed meal of blood, may be conserved for later use by the developing embryo.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1401-1410
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Insect Physiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1971
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Insect Science

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