Developmental plasticity and stability in the tracheal networks supplying Drosophila flight muscle in response to rearing oxygen level.

@article{Harrison2018DevelopmentalPA,
  title={Developmental plasticity and stability in the tracheal networks supplying Drosophila flight muscle in response to rearing oxygen level.},
  author={Jon Fewell Harrison and James S Waters and Taylor A Biddulph and Aleksandra Kovacevic and Cornelis J Klok and John J. Socha},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={106 Pt 3},
  pages={189-198}
}
While it is clear that the insect tracheal system can respond in a compensatory manner to both hypoxia and hyperoxia, there is substantial variation in how different parts of the system respond. However, the response of tracheal structures, from the tracheoles to the largest tracheal trunks, have not been studied within one species. In this study, we examined the effect of larval/pupal rearing in hypoxia, normoxia, and hyperoxia (10, 21 or 40kPa oxygen) on body size and the tracheal supply to… CONTINUE READING