Biochemistry of freeze tolerance in terrestrial insects
Trends in Biochemical Sciences , Volume 8 - Issue 7 p. 242- 245
Many species of terrestrial insects have biochemical adaptations which enable them to tolerate freezing in winter. These include the production of nucleating proteins to control hemolymph freezing, the accumulation of high concentrations of polyhydric alcohols as cryoprotectants and mechanisms to increase the cellular content of bound versus bulk water.
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Storey, K, & Storey, J. (1983). Biochemistry of freeze tolerance in terrestrial insects. Trends in Biochemical Sciences (Vol. 8, pp. 242–245). doi:10.1016/0968-0004(83)90349-3