Divergent transcriptomic responses to repeated and single cold exposures in Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Zhang2011DivergentTR,
  title={Divergent transcriptomic responses to repeated and single cold exposures in Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Jian Zhang and Katie E Marshall and J. Timothy Westwood and Melody S Clark and Brent J Sinclair},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={214 Pt 23},
  pages={4021-9}
}
Insects in the field are exposed to multiple bouts of cold, and there is increasing evidence that the fitness consequences of repeated cold exposure differ from the impacts of a single cold exposure. We tested the hypothesis that different kinds of cold exposure (in this case, single short, prolonged and repeated cold exposure) would result in differential gene expression. We exposed 3 day old adult female wild-type Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera: Drosophilidae) to -0.5°C for a single 2 h… CONTINUE READING