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Determining the response of the bed bug (Cimex lectularius L.) to heat exposure at the population, behavioral, and physiological levels

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posted on 29.04.2020 by Aaron R Ashbrook
The focus of this dissertation is on bed bug thermal biology. How bed bugs react to heat exposure at the population, behavioral, and physiological levels was explored. The thermal tolerance of different bed bug populations and sublethal effects heat exposure were investigated. The temperatures that cause bed bugs to flee from their harborages was determined using a custom made arena. How bed bug physiology changes after heat exposure was determined using RT-qPCR. Finally, how conspecifics react to bed bugs that have been lethally exposed to heat was determined using still air bioassays.

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Degree Type

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Entomology

Campus location

West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Ameya Gondhalekar

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee co-chair

Gary Bennett

Additional Committee Member 2

Mike Scharf

Additional Committee Member 3

Matt Ginzel

Additional Committee Member 4

Jeff Feder

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