Allometric scaling of discontinuous gas exchange patterns in the locust Locusta migratoria throughout ontogeny.

Abstract

The discontinuous gas exchange cycle (DGC) is a three-phase breathing pattern displayed by many insects at rest. The pattern consists of an extended breath-hold period (closed phase), followed by a sequence of rapid gas exchange pulses (flutter phase), and then a period in which respiratory gases move freely between insect and environment (open phase). This… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.072769

Topics

Cite this paper

@article{Snelling2012AllometricSO, title={Allometric scaling of discontinuous gas exchange patterns in the locust Locusta migratoria throughout ontogeny.}, author={Edward P Snelling and Philip Matthews and Roger S Seymour}, journal={The Journal of experimental biology}, year={2012}, volume={215 Pt 19}, pages={3388-93} }