publication . Article . 2014

Stage- and sex-specific heat tolerance in the yellow dung fly Scathophaga stercoraria

Blanckenhorn Wolf U.; Gautier Roland; Nick Marcel; Puniamoorthy Nalini; Schäfer Martin A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Thermal tolerance varies at all hierarchical levels of biological organization: among species, populations, individuals, and even within individuals. Age- or developmental stage- and sex-specific thermal effects have received relatively little attention in the literature, despite being crucial for understanding thermal adaptation in nature and responses to global warming. We document stage- and sex- specific heat tolerance in the yellow dung fly Scathophaga stercoraria (Diptera: Scathophagidae), a species common throughout the northern hemisphere that generally favours cool climates. Exposure of eggs to temperatures up to 32 °C did not affect larval hatching rat...
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Medical Subject Headings: fungi
free text keywords: Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, 570 Life sciences; biology, 590 Animals (Zoology), Bogert effect, , Development, , Mating behaviour, , Reproduction, , Survival, , Temperature, , Thermal tolerance, Larva, Reproductive success, Juvenile, Pupa, Hatching, Thermoregulation, Scathophaga stercoraria, biology.organism_classification, biology, Scathophagidae, Ecology
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