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Figure 2.17 The thermal sensitivity of growth and feeding in Manduca sexta caterpillars, illustrated by performance curves measured over the temperature range 14-42°C for (a) mass-specific growth rate, (b) mass-specific consumption rate, (c) proteolytic digestion rate, (d) methionine absorption rate, and (e) mass-specific respiration rate.

Note: Growth and consumption rates (a and b) were measured over 4 and 24 h.

Source: Physiological Zoology, Kingsolver and Woods, 70, 631-638. © 1997 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. 0031-935x/97/ 7006-96117$03.00.

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