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Ice Nucleating Agents in Cold-Hardy Insects

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Water is the solvent of all biological systems. Whenever insects and other poikilothermic animals are exposed to subfreezing temperatures, there is a possibility that their body water will freeze. Organismal freezing is usually fatal. The problems of survival at subzero temperatures are thus to a great extent the problems of how to deal with the body water at subzero temperatures.

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  • Subzero Temperature
  • Fluid Fraction
  • Nucleate Activity
  • Melting Point Depression
  • Stag Beetle

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Zachariassen, K.E. (1992). Ice Nucleating Agents in Cold-Hardy Insects. In: Somero, G.N., Osmond, C.B., Bolis, C.L. (eds) Water and Life. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-76682-4_16

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