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Title: Relationship between time of embryonic and postembryonic development and weight in two species of Tribolium beetles


Bijok, Paweł

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Tribolium development time and weight


Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Ekologii


Oficyna Wydawnicza Instytutu Ekologii PAN

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Dziekanów Leśny


Pages 213-223 : illustrations ; 24 cm ; Bibliographical references (page 223) ; Abstract in Polish

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Time of embryonic (Te), larval (Tl), and whole postembryonic (Tp) development as well as body weight at pupal stage have been examined in Tribolium castaneum Hbst and T. confusum Duval. Te is strongly correlated with Tt as well as with Tp. The 6- and 7-instar individuals differing in respect of Tl and weight, show however no evident difference in Te so that the correlation seems to be independent of the instar-diversity in populations. No dependence between Te and weight of pupae has been observed. There is a tendency towards positive correlation between Tl and weight in whole populations, however both 6-instar and 7-instar groups of individuals, considered separately, show a tendency towards negative correlation (R).


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oai:rcin.org.pl:81577 ; ISSN 0420-9036


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Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.



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