Drought acclimation and lipid composition in Folsomia candida: implications for cold shock, heat shock and acute desiccation stress.

@article{Holmstrup2002DroughtAA,
  title={Drought acclimation and lipid composition in Folsomia candida: implications for cold shock, heat shock and acute desiccation stress.},
  author={Martin Holmstrup and Katarina Hedlund and Hinnerk Boriss},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={48 10},
  pages={961-970}
}
Many of the physiological adaptations evolved in terrestrial invertebrates to resist desiccation have also been shown to enhance the survival of low temperatures. In this study we have examined temporal changes in the physiology of the collembolan Folsomia candida during acclimation to mild desiccation stress (98.2% RH), and how physiological changes correlate with resistance to subsequent cold shock, heat shock and acute desiccation stress. Drought-acclimation increased the resistance to cold… CONTINUE READING