Cold Hardiness in Terrestrial Arthropods

  • Lauritz Sømme
Part of the Adaptations of Desert Organisms book series (DESERT ORGAN.)


During the last few decades a vast number of articles have been published within the field of cold hardiness in insects and other terrestrial arthropods. The intriguing question as to how poikilotherm animals are able to survive temperatures far below the melting points of their haemolymph has puzzled many biologists. Although many problems remain unanswered, their work has revealed the general principles of physiological and biochemical adaptations to low temperatures.


Freeze Tolerance Cold Hardiness Terrestrial Arthropod Intracellular Freezing Freeze Avoidance 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lauritz Sømme
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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