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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, 2016-03-31)
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 ...
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 ...