Intracellular ice formation in insects: unresolved after 50 years?

@article{Sinclair2010IntracellularIF,
  title={Intracellular ice formation in insects: unresolved after 50 years?},
  author={Brent J. Sinclair and David Renault},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={155 1},
  pages={
          14-8
        }
}
Many insects survive internal ice formation. The general model of freeze tolerance is of extracellular ice formation (EIF) whereby ice formation in the haemocoel leads to osmotic dehydration of the cells, whose contents remain unfrozen. However, survivable intracellular ice formation (IIF) has been reported in fat body and certain other cells of some insects. Although the cellular location of ice has been determined only in vitro, several lines of evidence suggest that IIF occurs in vivo. Both… CONTINUE READING

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