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Photoperiod and the relationship between wing length and body weight in Anopheles quadrimaculatus.
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PMID:  1402869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of photoperiod on wing length, body weight, and relationship between wing length and body weight was investigated in the mosquito species Anopheles quadrimaculatus. Individuals reared under a short photoperiod (8 h light: 16 h dark) had longer wings and larger weights than did those reared under a long photoperiod (16 h light: 8 h dark). Covariance analysis showed that photoperiod and wing length interacted so that photoperiod did not have a uniform effect on body weight at all wing lengths. At small mosquito sizes, body weight was higher in short than in long-photoperiod individuals of the same wing length, but at large mosquito sizes, body weight was higher in long than in short-photoperiod individuals of the same wing length. Thus, among smaller mosquitoes of this species, wings were disproportionately longer in long-photoperiod individuals, but among larger mosquitoes, wings were disproportionately longer in short-photoperiod individuals. These results, together with previous studies, suggest that photoperiod and temperature have similar effects on the developing insect.
C A Lanciani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association     Volume:  8     ISSN:  8756-971X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-23     Completed Date:  1992-11-23     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511299     Medline TA:  J Am Mosq Control Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville 32611.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Anopheles / anatomy & histology,  physiology*
Body Weight / physiology*
Wing / anatomy & histology,  growth & development*

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