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Thermoregulation: Bugs battle stress from hot blood

  1. Joshua B Benoit  Is a corresponding author
  2. David L Denlinger
  1. University of Cincinnati, United States
  2. Ohio State University, United States
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Cite as: eLife 2017;6:e33035 doi: 10.7554/eLife.33035
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Feeding on blood leads to various physiological shifts in arthropods.

Changes in body temperature (bars; left axis) and size (dashed lines; right axis) for three species of arthropod (mosquitoes, tsetse flies and kissing bugs) before, during and after feeding on the blood of a vertebrate. The process of blood feeding exposes the arthropods to a number of stresses that are likely to necessitate a biological response (shown under the graph; gray bars indicate when each stress is likely to occur).

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