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High temperatures can stress animals by raising the oxygen demand above the oxygen supply. Consequently, animals under hypoxia could be more sensitive to heating than those exposed to normoxia. Although

High temperatures can stress animals by raising the oxygen demand above the oxygen supply. Consequently, animals under hypoxia could be more sensitive to heating than those exposed to normoxia. Although support for this model has been limited to aquatic animals, oxygen supply might limit the heat tolerance of terrestrial animals during energetically demanding activities. We evaluated this model by studying the flight performance and heat tolerance of flies (Drosophila melanogaster) acclimated and tested at different concentrations of oxygen (12%, 21%, and 31%).

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    • Digital object identifier: 0.1371/journal.pone.0177827
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    Shiehzadegan, S., Thuy, J. L., Szabla, N., Angilletta, M. J., & Vandenbrooks, J. M. (2017). More oxygen during development enhanced flight performance but not thermal tolerance of Drosophila melanogaster. Plos One, 12(5). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0177827

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