Water management by dormant insects: comparisons between dehydration resistance during summer aestivation and winter diapause.

@article{Benoit2010WaterMB,
  title={Water management by dormant insects: comparisons between dehydration resistance during summer aestivation and winter diapause.},
  author={Joshua B. Benoit},
  journal={Progress in molecular and subcellular biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={49},
  pages={209-29}
}
During summer in temperate regions and tropical dry seasons insects are exposed to extended periods with little available water. To counter this dehydration stress, insects have two options. They can either remain active by utilizing mechanisms to function under severe water stress and high temperatures, or they can escape from the stressful environment by exploiting an aestivation mechanism. During aestivation, insects undergo a variety of molecular and biochemical changes to arrest… CONTINUE READING

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