Limitation of size by hypoxia in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

  title={Limitation of size by hypoxia in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Lloyd Samuel Peck and S H P Maddrell},
  journal={Journal of experimental zoology. Part A, Comparative experimental biology},
  volume={303 11},
The size of an organism is of fundamental importance in all biological processes. It dictates many of the critical interactions and physical factors that delimit the envelope within which an organism can grow. We investigated the effects of reduced oxygen on size and development in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, and showed that limiting the oxygen in the environment limits both whole animal and cell size. When oxygen levels were reduced from 20% in nitrogen to 15%, 10% and 7.5%, there… CONTINUE READING
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