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- Gotthard, Karl, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Physiological entomology 2017 v.42 no.3 pp. 257-265
- Pieris napi; Z chromosome; backcrossing; butterflies; diapause; evolution; hybrids; inheritance (genetics); latitude; photoperiod; winter
- ... Many temperate insects survive harsh environmental conditions, such as winter, by entering a state of developmental arrest. This diapause state is predominantly induced by photoperiod. The photoperiod varies with latitude and has led to local adaptation in the photoperiodic induction of diapause in many insects. To understand the rapid evolution of the photoperiodic threshold, it is important to i ...
- Gotthard, Karl, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Physiological entomology 2017 v.42 no.3 pp. 232-238
- Pieris napi; butterflies; climate; diapause; eclosion; landscapes; models; pests; phenology; pupae; reproduction; temperature; winter
- ... In temperate insects, winters are typically endured by entering diapause, which comprises a deep resting stage. Correct timing of diapause termination is vital for synchronization of emergence with conspecifics and for mobilizing resources when conditions for growth and reproduction become favourable. Although critical to survival, the intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of diapause termination timing ...