Latest Diapause Stories
The creation of compounds that disrupt a worldwide pest’s winter sleep hints at the potential to develop natural and targeted controls against crop-eating insects, new research suggests.
Two genes that help insulin regulate mosquitoesâ€™ growth have been identified as key contributors to how the insects enter a dormant state to survive winterâ€™s cold.
Entomologists have isolated three key genes that determine when female mosquitoes feed on blood and when they decide to switch to an all-sugar diet to fatten up for the winter.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.