Inside JEB: Brains, not biochemistry, speed up hot flies

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It's a predicament to which warm-blooded (endothermic) animals cannot relate: the sun nips out from behind a cloud and suddenly your entire metabolism bursts into action as the warmth seeps in. ‘If it is hotter, more energy gets input into a system and hence the system goes faster’, says Andrea Soto-Padilla from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.


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  • TitleBrains, not biochemistry, speed up hot flies
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletJournal of Experimental Biology
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionInside JEB:
    Journal of Experimental Biology 2018 221: jeb183020 doi: 10.1242/jeb.183020 Published 22 May 2018
    Producer/AuthorKathryn Knight
    PersonsJean-Christophe Billeter, Andrea Soto Padilla, Ody Sibon