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Physiological and molecular mechanisms associated with cross tolerance between hypoxia and low temperature in Thaumatotibia leucotreta
(Elsevier Ltd., 2015)
Biochemical adaptations allow insects to withstand exposures to hypoxia and/or hypothermia. Exposure to hypoxia may interact either synergistically or antagonistically with standard low temperature stress responses yet ...
Deconstructing intercontinental invasion pathway hypotheses of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) using a Bayesian inference approach: are port interceptions and quarantine protocols successfully preventing new invasions?
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2015)
Aim Knowledge of how effective interceptions and quarantine measures are in preventing new biological invasions is of paramount importance for maintaining ecosystem function in a rapidly changing world. Here, we determine ...
A computational model of insect discontinuous gas exchange: A two-sensor, control systems approach
(Elsevier Ltd., 2015-06-07)
The insect gas exchange system is characterised by branching air-filled tubes(tracheae/tracheoles)and valve-like structures in their outer integument(spiracles) which allow for a periodic gas exchange pattern known as the ...
Divergent thermal specialisation of two South African entomopathogenic nematodes
(Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0, 2015)
Thermal physiology of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) is a critical aspect of field performance and fitness. Thermal limits for survival and activity, and the ability of these limits to adjust (i.e., show phenotypic ...