Interacting effect of thermoperiod and photoperiod on the eclosion rhythm in the onion fly, Delia antiqua supports the two-oscillator model.

@article{Watari2010InteractingEO,
  title={Interacting effect of thermoperiod and photoperiod on the eclosion rhythm in the onion fly, Delia antiqua supports the two-oscillator model.},
  author={Yasuhiko Watari and Kazuhiro Tanaka},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 9},
  pages={1192-7}
}
Daily light and temperature cycles entrain adult eclosion rhythms in many insect species, but little is known about their interaction. We studied this problem in the onion fly, Delia antiqua. Pupae were subjected to various combinations of a photoperiod of 12L:12D and thermoperiods. The thermoperiods consisted of 12h warm phase (W) and 12h cool phase (C), giving a mean temperature of 25 degrees C with different temperature steps of 8, 4 and 1 degrees C. As the phase relation of the two… CONTINUE READING

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