Reversible brain inactivation induces discontinuous gas exchange in cockroaches.

Abstract

Many insects at rest breathe discontinuously, alternating between brief bouts of gas exchange and extended periods of breath-holding. The association between discontinuous gas exchange cycles (DGCs) and inactivity has long been recognised, leading to speculation that DGCs lie at one end of a continuum of gas exchange patterns, from continuous to… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.077479

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