InterventionCold stress
Alternate Name
OrganismHaematobia irritans
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionExposure of horn fly pupae to 4 degrees C for 1 week extended life-span by approximately 20% compared to controls (17.6 days vs. 14.7 days) (Jones and Kunz, 1998).
Exposure to cold stress for 2, 3, or 4 weeks resulted in a significant shortening of life-span.
Gene Function
Other PhenotypesReproductive rates varied inversely with low-temperature exposure duration, as did F1 generation egg hatch, larval development, and adult emergence (Jones and Kunz, 1998).
Primary ReferenceJones, S. R., and Kunz, S. E. (1998). Effects of cold stress on survival and reproduction of Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae). J Med Entomol 35, 725-31. [Abstract]
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Keywordstemperature, reproduction, thermotolerance