The capacity to maintain ion and water homeostasis underlies interspecific variation in Drosophila cold tolerance

@inproceedings{MacMillan2015TheCT,
  title={The capacity to maintain ion and water homeostasis underlies interspecific variation in Drosophila cold tolerance},
  author={Heath A MacMillan and Jonas Lembcke Andersen and Shireen A. Davies and Johannes Overgaard},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2015}
}
Many insects, including Drosophila, succumb to the physiological effects of chilling at temperatures well above those causing freezing. Low temperature causes a loss of extracellular ion and water homeostasis in such insects, and chill injuries accumulate. Using an integrative and comparative approach, we examined the role of ion and water balance in insect chilling susceptibility/ tolerance. The Malpighian tubules (MT), of chill susceptible Drosophila species lost [Na(+)] and [K… CONTINUE READING
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