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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (15): jeb244375.
Published: 5 August 2022
... during development. We predicted that juvenile crickets should produce only those compounds that contribute to desiccation resistance, while those compounds contributing specifically to male attractiveness should be produced only at sexual maturity. Further, if attractive CHCs come at a cost...
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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (1): jeb230326.
Published: 12 January 2021
... the thermal tolerance, desiccation resistance, metabolic rate and seasonal performance adjustments of endemic and invasive bees in Fiji. The two invasive species tended to be more resistant to thermal and desiccation stress than H. fijiensis , while H. fijiensis had greater capacity to adjust their CT max...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (6): jeb192534.
Published: 27 March 2019
.... There was no evidence for metabolic water from stored nutrients extending desiccation resistance. Our findings show the possibility of a nutrient-poor larval environment leading to correlated improvement in adult performance, at least in the short term. Larval diet has a short-term effect on desiccation...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (9): jeb171488.
Published: 11 May 2018
... adjust their cuticular hydrocarbon layer to humidity and temperature, thereby maintaining its functionality for waterproofing and communication. Varying and constant temperature regimes had different effects on hydrocarbon composition. CHCs Desiccation resistance Drought survival Phenotypic...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (20): 3237–3245.
Published: 15 October 2016
... to desiccation in wild-caught flies from four seasons (spring, summer, rainy and autumn) and corresponding flies reared in the laboratory under season-specific simulated temperature and humidity growth conditions. Flies raised under summer conditions showed approximately three times higher desiccation resistance...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (11): 1675–1688.
Published: 1 June 2016
... with aestivation. Mosquito Aestivation Anopheles gambiae Desiccation resistance Water balance Dry season The importance of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles   coluzzii (previously the S and M forms of A. gambiae , respectively) in the transmission of malaria is widely recognized ( WHO, 2014...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (13): 1995–2004.
Published: 1 July 2015
... in limiting water loss; however, the dark morph still lost water more slowly after removal of cuticular hydrocarbons (57% less), supporting the melanisation–desiccation resistance hypothesis. References Addo-Bediako , A. , Chown , S. L. and Gaston , K. J. ( 2001 ). Revisiting water loss...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (7): 1244–1254.
Published: 1 April 2013
... and other species. As melanism has a genetic component, we selected melanic and non-melanic phenotypes of D. melanogaster in order to confirm the association of desiccation resistance and rate of water loss with cuticular melanisation previously reported for this species. A bidirectional selection...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (13): 2181–2191.
Published: 1 July 2012
... the hypothesis that divergence in the physiological basis of desiccation-related traits is consistent with species-specific adaptations to climatic conditions. Drosophila nepalensis showed approximately twofold higher desiccation resistance, hemolymph content as well as carbohydrate content than D. takahashii...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (17): 3293–3300.
Published: 1 September 2006
...Eran Gefen; Anthony J. Marlon; Allen G. Gibbs SUMMARY We studied larval development and acquisition of metabolic resources in Drosophila melanogaster selected for adult desiccation resistance. Desiccation-selected (D) flies had longer developmental times in comparison with control populations...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (10): 1837–1847.
Published: 15 May 2006
... for a new set of selection lines designed for the genetic dissection of desiccation resistance. After 26 generations of selection for desiccation resistance, female survival increased twofold. In contrast to previous studies, the altered resistance was associated primarily with enhanced dehydration...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (23): 4437–4444.
Published: 1 December 2005
...Jason B. Williams; Richard E. Lee, Jr SUMMARY Mechanisms and possible cues for seasonal increases in desiccation resistance in larvae of the goldenrod gall fly Eurosta solidaginis ,were examined before and after natural and premature plant senescence, or after being removed from their gall...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (25): 4407–4414.
Published: 1 December 2004
...Jason B. Williams; Naomi C. Ruehl; Richard E. Lee, Jr SUMMARY Possible links between seasonal increases in cold-tolerance and desiccation resistance were examined in field-collected larvae of the goldenrod gall fly, Eurosta solidaginis . From 20 September to 30 October 2001, larvae exhibited...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (15): 2671–2678.
Published: 1 July 2004
...Donna G. Folk; Timothy J. Bradley SUMMARY We examined the capacity for physiological recovery from the effects of desiccation in five replicate populations of Drosophila melanogaster that have been selected for enhanced desiccation resistance (D populations)and in five replicate control populations...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (20): 3547–3556.
Published: 15 October 2003
... in explaining variation than are other factors. Moreover, it should be kept in mind that body size can affect desiccation resistance not only via variation in water loss rates,but also via variation in water content( Lighton et al., 1994 ; Chown et al., 1995 ). The inclusion of CF-period and O-period...