Development of a temperature-mediated functional response equation

Mack, T.P. and Bajusz, B.A. and Nolan, E.S. and Smilowitz, Z. (1981) Development of a temperature-mediated functional response equation. Environmental Entomology, 10 (5). pp. 573-579.

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An equation based on enzyme kinetics was used to describe the effects of temperature on poikilothermic activity rates. This equation successfully described change in activity rates for both a variety of poikilotherms and rates including: photosynthetic, oxygen consumption, glucose oxidation, handling, search and generation rates. All of the data sets tested had r2 values greater than 0.92. This equation was the major component of a model predicting the interaction of temperature and a limiting nutrient on an activity rate. The model was developed from the case, where Km is considered to be the product of 2 temperature-dependent rates and allowed Km is to be a simple or complex function of temperature. The model successfully described the interaction of temperature and limiting nutrient on rates from 2 data sets

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: We thank Frederic M. Williams, Richard Craig, Larry Hull, and Robil A. J. Taylor for their critical reviews of this manuscript
Author Affiliation: Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Subjects: Plant Protection > Pests
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 07:15
Last Modified: 24 May 2012 07:15

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