Sweet problems: insect traits defining the limits to dietary sugar utilisation by the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum

@article{Douglas2006SweetPI,
  title={Sweet problems: insect traits defining the limits to dietary sugar utilisation by the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum},
  author={Angela E. Douglas and Daniel R. G. Price and L. B. Minto and Ebg Jones and Keith Pescod and Cristina L. Francois and Jeremy Pritchard and Neil Boonham},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={209},
  pages={1395 - 1403}
}
SUMMARY Plant phloem sap is an extreme diet for animals, partly because of its high and variable sugar content. The physiological and feeding traits of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum that define the upper and lower limits to the range of dietary sucrose concentrations utilised by this insect were determined principally using chemically defined diets containing 0.125–1.5 mol l–1 sucrose. On the diets with 0.125 mol l–1 and 1.5 mol l–1 sucrose, the aphids died as larvae within 8 and 14 days of… Expand
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