Cold-induced depolarization of insect muscle: differing roles of extracellular K+ during acute and chronic chilling.

@article{MacMillan2014ColdinducedDO,
  title={Cold-induced depolarization of insect muscle: differing roles of extracellular K+ during acute and chronic chilling.},
  author={Heath A MacMillan and Anders Findsen and Thomas Holm Pedersen and Johannes Overgaard},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={217 Pt 16},
  pages={2930-8}
}
Insects enter chill coma, a reversible state of paralysis, at temperatures below their critical thermal minimum (CTmin), and the time required for an insect to recover after a cold exposure is termed chill coma recovery time (CCRT). The CTmin and CCRT are both important metrics of insect cold tolerance that are used interchangeably, although chill coma recovery is not necessarily permitted by a direct reversal of the mechanism causing chill coma onset. Nevertheless, onset and recovery of coma… CONTINUE READING

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