Feeding mistiming decreases reproductive fitness in flies

Cell Metab. 2011 Jun 8;13(6):613-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2011.05.003.


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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