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Metabolic rate and respiratory gas-exchange patterns in tenebrionid beetles from the Negev Highlands, Israel.

  title={Metabolic rate and respiratory gas-exchange patterns in tenebrionid beetles from the Negev Highlands, Israel.},
  author={F. Duncan and B. Krasnov and M. K. McMaster},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={205 Pt 6},
  • F. Duncan, B. Krasnov, M. K. McMaster
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of experimental biology
  • This study correlates the pattern of external gas exchange with the diel activity of nine species of tenebrionid beetle from the Negev Desert, Israel. The study species are active throughout the summer months when daytime temperatures are high and no rain falls. There were no differences in standard metabolic rate, determined by flow-through respirometry, among the nine species. All the nocturnally active beetles exhibited a form of continuous respiration, whereas the two diurnally active and… CONTINUE READING
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