Table 2.

Q10 values for V̇CO2 for males and females from the selection and control lines

Q10
Knockdown treatmentFemalesMales
HN 2.4±0.3 2.5±0.2 
CN 2.4±0.2 2.5±0.3 
LN 1.8±0.2* 1.9±0.2* 
Q10
Knockdown treatmentFemalesMales
HN 2.4±0.3 2.5±0.2 
CN 2.4±0.2 2.5±0.3 
LN 1.8±0.2* 1.9±0.2* 

Values are mean Q10 (± s.e.m.) for CO2 (μl h–1 mg–1) for males and females from the selection and control lines during the exponential phase of CO2output (32–38°C). For each value, N=8 flies

Q10 values show the sensitivity of metabolic rate to increasing temperature. For example, a Q10 of 2 denotes a doubling of CO2 for each 10°C increase in temperature

Asterisks denote that LN females and LN males have a significantly lower Q10, thus less thermal sensitivity to the increase in temperature.(See Results for statistical analysis)

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