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  1. Nov 2017
    1. The interactions between the insulin signaling pathway (ISP) and juvenile hormone (JH) controlling reproductive trade-offs are well documented in insects.

      A signaling pathway allows an activation process to occur for a cell to have a specific function. So a communication takes place between these two different hormones, juvenile and insulin. These hormones work with energy to develop an insect. -Nicole Jones

  2. Oct 2017
    1. JH and insulin regulate reproductive output in mosquitoes; both hormones are involved in a complex regulatory network, in which they influence each other and in which the mosquito's nutritional status is a crucial determinant of the network's output.

      The hypotheses is saying the mosquitoes nutrition has an effect on "insulin sensitivity" and "juvenile hormone synthesis."Insulin is a hormone that works with the amount of glucose (sugar) in blood. A juvenile hormone is a hormone in insects that work with maturation and reproduction. So the researchers are saying that the amount of nutrition (food) the mosquitoes eat will determine the amount of these two hormones in the insect body, insulin and juvenile.

      Since the researchers hypothesize that how much the mosquitoes eat determines how much insulin and juvenile hormones work, this means how much insects reproduce is also affected. So the researchers are saying if the insects eat enough, they will reproduce with better conditions than not eating enough. This is because the hormones that control reproduction are controlled by the insects nutrition.

      -Nicole Jones