Periodicities in Calliphora stygia (Diptera: Calliphoridae)

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dc.contributor.advisor Fields of Research::270000 Biological Sciences::270500 Zoology::270505 Entomology en
dc.contributor.author Roberts, Roma Mere en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-22T03:57:05Z en
dc.date.available 2008-09-22T03:57:05Z en
dc.date.issued 1977 en
dc.identifier.issn THESIS en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/2969 en
dc.description Restricted Item. Print thesis available in the University of Auckland Library or may be available through Interlibrary Loan. en
dc.description.abstract This study has investigated the temporal organization of a blowfly species, and the relationship of this to its life cycle and seasonal periodicities; Daily locomotor rhythms and diurnally repeated eclosion rhythms are both shown to be controlled by an endogenous timing mechanism with the properties of a circadian oscillator. In both cases the natural light cycle (and experimental LD cycles) are responsible for entraining and synchronizing these rhythms. A distinct seasonal periodicity is not present, nor does a photoperiodic response to long or short-days appear to be necessary in this species in Auckland. Instead seasonal life cycle duration and turnover is temperature regulated and subject to the effects of growth retardation (including possible quiescence) during the winter months. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA218055 en
dc.rights Restricted Item. Print thesis available in the University of Auckland Library or may be available through Interlibrary Loan. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Periodicities in Calliphora stygia (Diptera: Calliphoridae) en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/ClosedAccess en


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