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Research Article

Thermal Tolerance Limits of Diamondback Moth in Ramping and Plunging Assays

  • Chi Nguyen,

    Affiliation: Centre for Behavioural and Physiological Ecology, Zoology, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

    Current address: Department of Biocontrol, Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute, Thoi Lai district, Can Tho city, Viet Nam

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  • Md Habibullah Bahar,

    Affiliations: Centre for Behavioural and Physiological Ecology, Zoology, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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  • Greg Baker,

    Affiliation: SARDI Entomology Unit, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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  • Nigel R. Andrew mail

    nigel.andrew@une.edu.au

    Affiliation: Centre for Behavioural and Physiological Ecology, Zoology, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Published: January 27, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087535

About the Authors

Chi Nguyen, Md Habibullah Bahar, Nigel R. Andrew
Centre for Behavioural and Physiological Ecology, Zoology, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Md Habibullah Bahar
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Greg Baker
SARDI Entomology Unit, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Corresponding Author

Email: nigel.andrew@une.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NA CN MHB. Performed the experiments: CN MHB. Analyzed the data: NA CN MHB GB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NA GB. Wrote the paper: NA CN MHB GB.