Decreasing InR expression in the corpus allatum, through expression of InRNIG.18402R under the control of Scer\GAL4Aug21, significantly affects female survival rate but has no influence on male survival when exposed to thermal stress. In wild-type, female flies exhibit a greater resistance to thermal stress, compared to males.
A ubiquitous decrease in InR expression levels, through expression of InRNIG.18402R under the control of Scer\GAL4da.G32, does not influence the stress resistance of female flies or sexual dimorphism with respect to thermal stress tolerance, with females exhibiting a survival rate double that of males, when placed under thermal stress.
Two-day old flies expressing of InRNIG.18402 under the control of Scer\GAL4Hmgcr.A do not show any sexual dimorphism in locomotor activity. This is restored in 5-day old flies.