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Keywords: Critical mass
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (2): jeb166157.
Published: 25 January 2018
... and body size affected by moulting. According to the oxygen-dependent induction of moulting (ODIM) hypothesis, moult is induced at a critical mass at which oxygen demand of growing tissues overrides the supply from the tracheal respiratory system, which principally grows only at moults. Support...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (19): 3061–3071.
Published: 1 October 2016
... Summary: Respiratory limitations for metabolism appear in the penultimate larval instar but not in the last instar in growing butterfly larvae, supporting oxygen-dependent moult induction in larva-to-larva moults. Critical mass Growth Larval instar Metabolic rate Pieris napi Respirometry...
Includes: Supplementary data