By: AD Lees (Author)
162 pages, b/w illustrations
Originally published in 1955, as number 4 in the Cambridge Monographs in Experimental Biology series, this book presents an account of diapause in arthropods. The text finds in the phenomenon of diapause material for an investigation of the fundamental aspects of growth. Additionally, the effect on diapause of events in the external environment are seen as important for gaining an understanding of the life cycle of 'beneficial and injurious species'. Illustrative figures are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in arthropods, diapause and the history of science.
List of figures
2. The environment and the onset of diapause
3. The inheritance of diapause
4. The environment and the termination of diapause
5. The role of water in the arrest of growth
6. Diapause and quiescence in parasitic insects
7. Metabolic adjustment in the dormant insect
8. The humoral control of diapause
9. Diapause and phenology
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