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Low Temperature Biology of Insects

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Richard E. Lee, Jr, David L. Denlinger, John G. Duman, Kent R. Walters, Todd Sformo, Martin A. Carasco, Philip K. Nickell, Xia Lin, Brian M. Barnes, M. Robert Michaud, Vladimír Koštál, Kenneth B. Storey, Janet M. Storey, Martin Holmstrup, Mark Bayley, Sindre A. Pedersen, Karl Erik Zachariassen, Steven L. Chown, Brent J. Sinclair, Raymond B. Huey, William E. Bradshaw, Christina M. Holzapfel, Johannes Overgaard, Jesper G. Sørensen, Volker Loeschcke, Peter Convey, Roger A. Leopold, Joseph P. Rinehart, J. S. Bale
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  • Date Published: March 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521886352

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  • Low temperature is a major environmental constraint impacting the geographic distribution and seasonal activity patterns of insects. Written for academic researchers in environmental physiology and entomology, this book explores the physiological and molecular mechanisms that enable insects to cope with a cold environment and places these findings into an evolutionary and ecological context. An introductory chapter provides a primer on insect cold tolerance and subsequent chapters in the first section discuss the organismal, cellular and molecular responses that allow insects to survive in the cold despite their, at best, limited ability to regulate their own body temperature. The second section, highlighting the evolutionary and macrophysiological responses to low temperature, is especially relevant for understanding the impact of global climate change on insect systems. A final section translates the knowledge gained from the rest of the book into practical applications including cryopreservation and the augmentation of pest management strategies.

    • Coverage of ecological and evolutionary responses to low temperature provides a context for understanding the likely responses to global warming
    • A section on practical applications highlights recent progress in cryopreservation and the implications for pest management strategies
    • Responses are explored across the organismal, cellular and molecular levels, giving the reader a detailed understanding of how they protect insects from low temperatures
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    • Date Published: March 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521886352
    • length: 406 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.95kg
    • contains: 48 b/w illus. 16 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Physiological and Molecular Responses:
    1. A primer on insect cold tolerance Richard E. Lee, Jr,
    2. Rapid cold-hardening: ecological significance and underpinning mechanisms Richard E. Lee, Jr and David L. Denlinger
    3. Antifreeze and ice nucleator proteins John G. Duman, Kent R. Walters, Todd Sformo, Martin A. Carasco, Philip K. Nickell, Xia Lin and Brian M. Barnes
    4. Genomics, proteomics and metabolomics: finding the other players in insect cold tolerance M. Robert Michaud and David L. Denlinger
    5. Cell structural modifications in insects at low temperatures Vladimír Koštál
    6. Oxygen: stress and adaptation in cold hardy insects Kenneth B. Storey and Janet M. Storey
    7. Interactions between cold, desiccation and environmental toxins Martin Holmstrup, Mark Bayley, Sindre A. Pedersen and Karl Erik Zachariassen
    Part II. Ecological and Evolutionary Responses:
    8. The macrophysiology of insect cold hardiness Steven L. Chown and Brent J. Sinclair
    9. Evolutionary physiology of insect thermal adaptation to cold environments Raymond B. Huey
    10. Insects at not so low temperature: climate change in the temperate zone and its biotic consequences William E. Bradshaw and Christina M. Holzapfel
    11. Genetic variability and evolution of cold tolerance Johannes Overgaard, Jesper G. Sørensen and Volker Loeschcke
    12. Life history adaptations to polar and alpine environments Peter Convey
    Part III. Practical Applications:
    13. A template for insect cryopreservation Roger A. Leopold and Joseph P. Rinehart
    14. Implications of cold tolerance for pest management J. S. Bale
    Index.

  • Editors

    David L. Denlinger, Ohio State University
    David L. Denlinger is Distinguished University Professor at the Ohio State University. He is a recipient of the Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology from the Entomological Society of America and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of AAAS, the Entomological Society of America and the Royal Entomological Society.

    Richard E. Lee, Jr, Miami University
    Richard E. Lee, Jr is Distinguished Professor of Zoology at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. His honors include several teaching awards, the Benjamin Harrison Medallion from Miami University and election as a Fellow in AAAS, the Entomological Society of America and the Royal Entomological Society.

    Contributors

    Richard E. Lee, Jr, David L. Denlinger, John G. Duman, Kent R. Walters, Todd Sformo, Martin A. Carasco, Philip K. Nickell, Xia Lin, Brian M. Barnes, M. Robert Michaud, Vladimír Koštál, Kenneth B. Storey, Janet M. Storey, Martin Holmstrup, Mark Bayley, Sindre A. Pedersen, Karl Erik Zachariassen, Steven L. Chown, Brent J. Sinclair, Raymond B. Huey, William E. Bradshaw, Christina M. Holzapfel, Johannes Overgaard, Jesper G. Sørensen, Volker Loeschcke, Peter Convey, Roger A. Leopold, Joseph P. Rinehart, J. S. Bale

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