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Effects of within-generation thermal history on the flight performance of Ceratitis capitata : colder is better
(The Company of Biologists, 2014-07)
The influence of thermal history on temperature-dependent flight performance was investigated in an invasive agricultural pest insect, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Flies were exposed to one of four developmental ...
Physiological mechanisms of dehydration tolerance contribute to the invasion potential of ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) relative to its less widely distributed congeners
(BioMed Central, 2016)
Background: The Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) is a highly invasive species now with an almost cosmopolitan distribution. Two other damaging, polyphagous and closely-relat ...
Oxygen safety margins set thermal limits in an insect model system
(The Company of Biologists, 2015-03)
A mismatch between oxygen availability and metabolic demand may constrain thermal tolerance. While considerable support for this idea has been found in marine organisms, results from insects are equivocal and raise the ...
Interactions between controlled atmospheres and low temperature tolerance : a review of biochemical mechanisms
(Frontiers Media, 2011-12-02)
Controlled atmosphere treatments using carbon dioxide, oxygen, and/or nitrogen, together with controlled temperature and humidity, form an important method for post-harvest sterilization against insect-infested fruit. ...
High metabolic and water-loss rates in caterpillar aggregations : evidence against the resource-conservation hypothesis
(Company of Biologists, 2013)
Several hypotheses have been proposed for explaining animal aggregation, including energy or water conservation. However, these physiological hypotheses have not been well investigated. Here, we report the effects of ...
Cold tolerance is unaffected by oxygen availability despite changes in anaerobic metabolism
(Springer Nature, 2016)
Insect cold tolerance depends on their ability to withstand or repair perturbations in cellular homeostasis caused by low temperature stress. Decreased oxygen availability (hypoxia) can interact with low temperature ...