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Caption: Typically the size of the left and right wing of Drosophila melanogaster adults matches precisely. Adult flies deficient in insulin-like peptide 8 display significant left-right asymmetry. Image shows an adult female fly deficient in dilp8. This image relates to the paper by Dr. Garelli and colleagues. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the May 4, 2012, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Andres Garelli at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Alicante, Spain, and colleagues was titled, "Imaginal Discs Secrete Insulin-Like Peptide 8 to Mediate Plasticity of Growth and Maturation."
Credit: Image courtesy of Andre Garelli and Maria Dominguez
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