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Hawkmoths use nectar sugar to reduce oxidative damage from flight

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Science  17 Feb 2017:
Vol. 355, Issue 6326, pp. 733-735
DOI: 10.1126/science.aah4634
  • Fig. 1 Oxidative damage and GSH/GSSG ratio in flight muscles in sugar-fed and starved moths.

    (A) Levels of protein oxidative damage. (B)Levels of lipid oxidative damage. (C) Ratios of reduced to oxidized glutathione (GSH/GSSG) (mean ± SD).

  • Fig. 2 Change in RQ and δ13C over time.

    (A) Change in RQ and δ13C for C1-labeled glucose-fed moth. (B) Change in RQ and δ13C for C2-labeled glucose-fed moth. Black arrows indicate when the moth was disturbed and muscle activity started. Red arrows indicate when movement and muscle activity stop.

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  • Hawkmoths use nectar sugar to reduce oxidative damage from flight

    E. Levin, G. Lopez-Martinez, B. Fane, G. Davidowitz

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