Respiratory water loss in insects.

@article{Chown2002RespiratoryWL,
  title={Respiratory water loss in insects.},
  author={Steven L Chown},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={133 3},
  pages={
          791-804
        }
}
The contribution of respiratory transpiration to overall water loss in insects is contentious. Misgivings concerning the importance of this route of water loss have arisen largely as a consequence of work on discontinuous gas exchange cycles (DGC). Most studies have found that respiratory water loss constitutes only a small proportion of total water loss. Thus, it has been argued that modulation of metabolic rate and/or the components of the DGC is unlikely to constitute a fitness benefit. In… CONTINUE READING
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