Thermoperiodically induced diapause in a mite in constant darkness is vitamin A dependent
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- van Houten, Y.M., Overmeer, W.P.J. & Veerman, A. Experientia (1987) 43: 933. doi:10.1007/BF01951676
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By rearing the predacious miteAmblyseius potentillae in a daily temperature cycle in constant darkness it could be shown that diapause may be thermoperiodically induced. When the same experiments were performed using diets without vitamin A it appeared that vitamin A is necessary to achieve a state of reproductive diapause in this mite.