Hormetic benefits of prior anoxia exposure in buffering anoxia stress in a soil-pupating insect.

Oxygen is essential for most animals, and exposure to a complete lack of oxygen, i.e. anoxia, can result in irreparable damage to cells that can extend up to the organismal level to negatively affect performance. Although it is known that brief anoxia exposure may confer cross-tolerance to other stressors, few data exist on the biochemical and organismal… CONTINUE READING