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- Vu, Henry M.; Pennoyer, James E.; Ruiz, Kevin R.; Portmann, Patricia; Duman, John G.
- Journal of insect physiology 2018
- Coleoptera; Drosophila melanogaster; antifreeze proteins; fruit flies; glycolipids; heat tolerance; insect physiology; polyols; summer; survival rate; temperature; transgenic plants; winter
- ... Paradoxically, some insects have an increased capacity to survive higher temperatures in winter than summer. Possible contributors to this increased heat tolerance in winter could be their sub-zero adaptations (high polyol concentrations, antifreeze proteins, antifreeze glycolipids, etc.). To investigate if a sub-zero adaptation can increase organismal high temperature survivorship, we tested tran ...