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Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (3): 424–428.
Published: 1 February 2009
... to two other well-characterized respiratory patterns: the cyclic pattern and the continuous pattern. We propose that the specific pattern employed by the insect at any given time is a function of the amount of oxygen contained in the insect at the time of spiracular closure and the aerobic metabolic rate...