Behavior Genetics

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 445–451

Decreased metabolic rate as an acrolein resistance mechanism inDrosophila melanogaster

  • A. R. Barros
  • L. M. Sierra
  • M. A. Comendador
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01066723

Cite this article as:
Barros, A.R., Sierra, L.M. & Comendador, M.A. Behav Genet (1991) 21: 445. doi:10.1007/BF01066723

Abstract

Using several mutant strains ofDrosophila melanogaster, with different degrees of spontaneous activity, we have studied whether a decreased metabolic rate, measured by oxygen consumption, might be one of the mechanisms involved in acrolein resistance, such as predicted by Hoffmann and Parsons (1989a, b). The results agree with this prediction.

Key Words

Drosophila melanogaster acrolein spontaneous activity resistance oxygen consumption 

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Barros
    • 1
  • L. M. Sierra
    • 1
  • M. A. Comendador
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Biología Funcional, Area de GenéticaUniversidad de OviedoOviedoSpain

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