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Disease relevance of Oviposition


Psychiatry related information on Oviposition

  • Sex-peptide (SP), which is secreted by the accessory gland of Drosophila males, is transferred to the female during copulation, thereby reducing her sexual appetite (receptivity to males) and stimulating ovulation/oviposition [6].

High impact information on Oviposition

  • Embryonic synthesis of histone mRNA begins at 90 min after oviposition, making the histone genes among the first to be transcribed by embryonic nuclei [7].
  • Three compounds (cis-3-hexen-1-ol, linalool, and cis-alpha-bergamotene) increased egg predation rates by a generalist predator; linalool and the complete blend decreased lepidopteran oviposition rates [8].
  • For successful parasitization, the female Campoletis sonorensis endoparasitic wasp injects a polydnavirus into its host, Heliothis virescens, during oviposition [9].
  • Since juvenile hormone analogue does not elicit increased oviposition and reduced receptivity, Sex-Peptide must have an additional, separate effect on these two postmating responses [10].
  • Feeding 20-hydroxyecdysone at 94 hr after oviposition allows giant larvae to develop at the same rate as wild-type larvae and to produce normal-sized adults (although at 94 hr the imaginal discs of giant lack much of the folding pattern of mature discs) [11].

Biological context of Oviposition


Anatomical context of Oviposition


Associations of Oviposition with chemical compounds

  • On the other hand, the injection of pharmacological doses of melatonin into 2-day-old female flies diminishes the mating speed and the oviposition rate [21].
  • In both situations, dexamethasone had no effect on the parasite burden but altered the egg distribution in tissue, indicating that under the schedule used it did not interfere with the development of adult worms or oviposition [22].
  • Progesterone titers remained low throughout egg retention and oviposition [23].
  • The concentration of PGFM in plasma from the brachial vein increased at midsequence oviposition, while the levels of PGE2 were unchanged [24].
  • In contrast, the concentration of PGF2 alpha did not increase during the 12-h period preceding the terminal oviposition of the sequence in plasma from the brachial, uterine, or follicular veins.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)[24]

Gene context of Oviposition

  • It was shown that attainment of a definite JHE activity level in females of lines 101 and 147 agrees well with the onset of oviposition of fertilized eggs [25].
  • Using null and antimorphic mutants to show decreased walking ability and delayed/reduced oviposition we demonstrated that Act88F expression is functionally important in multiple muscle groups [26].
  • Logjam encodes a predicted EMP24/GP25 protein that is required for Drosophila oviposition behavior [27].
  • In addition, we have used available data on Yolk Protein electrophoretic pattern and jousting, oviposition, and mating behavioral characters [28].
  • The development of a sensitive detection assay based on a chemiluminescent substrate for beta-galactosidase allowed us to determine the onset of DmRP140 transcription to between 8-10 h after oviposition [29].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Oviposition


  1. Soluble egg antigen-stimulated T helper lymphocyte apoptosis and evidence for cell death mediated by FasL(+) T and B cells during murine Schistosoma mansoni infection. Lundy, S.K., Lerman, S.P., Boros, D.L. Infect. Immun. (2001) [Pubmed]
  2. Evaluation of the prophylactic effect and curative efficacy of fipronil 1% pour on (Topline) on post-castration scrotal myiasis caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax in cattle. Lima, W.S., Malacco, M.A., Bordin, E.L., Oliveira, E.L. Vet. Parasitol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  3. Elevated serum levels of TNF-alpha, sTNF-RI and sTNF-RII in murine schistosomiasis correlate with schistosome oviposition and circumoval granuloma formation. Haseeb, M.A., Shirazian, D.J., Preis, J. Cytokine (2001) [Pubmed]
  4. The role of urea in the oviposition behaviour of Japanese encephalitis vectors in rice fields of South India. Sunish, I.P., Rajendran, R., Reuben, R. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz (2003) [Pubmed]
  5. Suppression of leaf feeding and oviposition of phytophagous ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) by chitinase gene-transformed phylloplane bacteria and their specific bacteriophages entrapped in alginate gel beads. Otsu, Y., Mori, H., Komuta, K., Shimizu, H., Nogawa, S., Matsuda, Y., Nonomura, T., Sakuratani, Y., Tosa, Y., Mayama, S., Toyoda, H. J. Econ. Entomol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  6. Ectopic expression of sex-peptide in a variety of tissues in Drosophila females using the P[GAL4] enhancer-trap system. Nakayama, S., Kaiser, K., Aigaki, T. Mol. Gen. Genet. (1997) [Pubmed]
  7. Changing rates of histone mRNA synthesis and turnover in Drosophila embryos. Anderson, K.V., Lengyel, J.A. Cell (1980) [Pubmed]
  8. Defensive function of herbivore-induced plant volatile emissions in nature. Kessler, A., Baldwin, I.T. Science (2001) [Pubmed]
  9. Structure and evolutionary implications of a "cysteine-rich" Campoletis sonorensis polydnavirus gene family. Dib-Hajj, S.D., Webb, B.A., Summers, M.D. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1993) [Pubmed]
  10. Control of oocyte maturation in sexually mature Drosophila females. Soller, M., Bownes, M., Kubli, E. Dev. Biol. (1999) [Pubmed]
  11. Analysis of metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogaster: characterization of giant, an ecdysteroid-deficient mutant. Schwartz, M.B., Imberski, R.B., Kelly, T.J. Dev. Biol. (1984) [Pubmed]
  12. An oviposition-inducing peptide: isolation, localization, and function of avian galanin in the quail oviduct. Li, D., Tsutsui, K., Muneoka, Y., Minakata, H., Nomoto, K. Endocrinology (1996) [Pubmed]
  13. Plasma levels of 13,14-dihydro-15-keto prostaglandin F2 alpha in relation to oviposition and ovulation in the domestic hen (Gallus domesticus). Olson, D.M., Hertelendy, F. Biol. Reprod. (1981) [Pubmed]
  14. Changes in expression of AVT and AVT receptor (VT1) gene in hypothalamus and shell gland in relation to egg laying in white leghorn hen. Seth, R., Xu, Y.X., Grossmann, R., Chaturvedi, C.M. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  15. The effects of precocene treatment on egg wax production in Gené's organ and egg viability in the cattle tick Boophilus microplus (Acarina Ixodidae): an ultrastructural study. Booth, T.F., Beadle, D.J., Hart, R.J. Exp. Appl. Acarol. (1986) [Pubmed]
  16. Circadian rhythms of oviposition and feeding activity in Japanese quail: effects of cyclic administration of melatonin. Houdelier, C., Guyomarc'h, C., Lumineau, S., Richard, J.P. Chronobiol. Int. (2002) [Pubmed]
  17. Prostaglandin production by the largest preovulatory follicles in the domestic hen (Gallus domesticus). Etches, R.J., Kelly, J.D., Anderson-Langmuir, C.E., Olson, D.M. Biol. Reprod. (1990) [Pubmed]
  18. An abundantly expressed hemolymph glycoprotein isolated from newly parasitized Manduca sexta larvae is a polydnavirus gene product. Harwood, S.H., Grosovsky, A.J., Cowles, E.A., Davis, J.W., Beckage, N.E. Virology (1994) [Pubmed]
  19. Appearance of an arginine vasotocin receptor of large molecular size in the uterus (shell gland) of the hen at oviposition. Takahashi, T., Kawashima, M., Yasuoka, T., Tanaka, K. J. Reprod. Fertil. (1997) [Pubmed]
  20. Changes of AVT levels in plasma, neurohypophysis and hypothalamus in relation to oviposition in the laying hen. Sasaki, T., Shimada, K., Saito, N. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Part A Mol. Integr. Physiol. (1998) [Pubmed]
  21. Melatonin biosynthesis in Drosophila: its nature and its effects. Finocchiaro, L., Callebert, J., Launay, J.M., Jallon, J.M. J. Neurochem. (1988) [Pubmed]
  22. Dexamethasone, a drug for attenuation of Schistosoma mansoni infection morbidity. Pyrrho, A.d.o.s. .S., Ramos, J.A., Neto, R.M., Silva, C.S., Lenzi, H.L., Takiya, C.M., Gattass, C.R. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (2002) [Pubmed]
  23. Plasma estradiol, testosterone, and progesterone levels during the ovulatory cycle of the skate (Raja erinacea). Koob, T.J., Tsang, P., Callard, I.P. Biol. Reprod. (1986) [Pubmed]
  24. Prostaglandin concentrations in peripheral plasma and ovarian and uterine plasma and tissue in relation to oviposition in hens. Olson, D.M., Shimada, K., Etches, R.J. Biol. Reprod. (1986) [Pubmed]
  25. A comparative analysis of juvenile hormone metabolyzing enzymes in two species of Drosophila during development. Khlebodarova, T.M., Gruntenko, N.E., Grenback, L.G., Sukhanova, M.Z., Mazurov, M.M., Rauschenbach, I.Y., Tomas, B.A., Hammock, B.D. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. (1996) [Pubmed]
  26. Expression and function of the Drosophila ACT88F actin isoform is not restricted to the indirect flight muscles. Nongthomba, U., Pasalodos-Sanchez, S., Clark, S., Clayton, J.D., Sparrow, J.C. J. Muscle Res. Cell. Motil. (2001) [Pubmed]
  27. Logjam encodes a predicted EMP24/GP25 protein that is required for Drosophila oviposition behavior. Carney, G.E., Taylor, B.J. Genetics (2003) [Pubmed]
  28. Phylogeny of the island populations of the Hawaiian Drosophila grimshawi complex: evidence from combined data. Piano, F., Craddock, E.M., Kambysellis, M.P. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. (1997) [Pubmed]
  29. Transcription of DmRP140, the gene coding for the second-largest subunit of RNA polymerase II. Wiedemann, M., Oldenburg, I., Sitzler, S., Petersen, G. Biochim. Biophys. Acta (1997) [Pubmed]
  30. Testosterone immunization blocks the ovulatory process in laying hens without affecting ovarian follicular development. Rangel, P.L., Lassala, A., Gutierrez, C.G. Anim. Reprod. Sci. (2005) [Pubmed]
  31. The angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor captopril reduces oviposition and ecdysteroid levels in Lepidoptera. Vercruysse, L., Gelman, D., Raes, E., Hooghe, B., Vermeirssen, V., Van Camp, J., Smagghe, G. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  32. Plasma concentrations of 13,14-dihydro-15-keto PGF2alpha and progesterone during the oviposition cycle of the domestic goose (Anser anser domesticus). Celebi, F., Güven, B. Poult. Sci. (2001) [Pubmed]
  33. Effects of phosphate, prostaglandins, arachidonic acid and arginine vasotocin on oviposition and pigment secretion from the shell gland in Japanese quail. Soh, T., Koga, O. Br. Poult. Sci. (1999) [Pubmed]
  34. Identification of oviposition attractants for Culex quinquefasciatus from fermented Bermuda grass infusions. Millar, J.G., Chaney, J.D., Mulla, M.S. J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc. (1992) [Pubmed]
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