Thermal effect of blood feeding in the telmophagous fly Glossina morsitans morsitans.

  title={Thermal effect of blood feeding in the telmophagous fly Glossina morsitans morsitans.},
  author={Chlo{\'e} Lahond{\`e}re and Claudio R Lazzari},
  journal={Journal of thermal biology},
During feeding on warm-blooded hosts, haematophagous insects are exposed to thermal stress due to the ingestion of a meal which temperature may highly exceed their own body temperature. In order to avoid overheating and its subsequent deleterious effects, these insects respond by setting up molecular protective mechanisms such as heat shock proteins synthesis or by using thermoregulative strategies. Moreover, the duration of contact with the host depends on the way of feeding displayed by the… CONTINUE READING
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