Temperature Dependence of Wing Abnormality in Tribolium confusum

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Science  26 Apr 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3565, pp. 408-409
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3565.408


When Tribolium confusum pupae were exposed continuously to temperatures from 10°C to 40°C, the adults which finally emerged exhibited wing abnormalities typical of those obtained with x-irradiation. The data indicate the implication of two processes. Two mathematical models are suggested to account for this phenomenon.