Published: Allen Gibbs

Allen Gibbs (Life Sciences) published An Experimental Evolution Test of the Melanism-Desiccation Hypothesis in Insects in PLoS One. This study challenges a long-standing idea in insect physiology, that darker insects will survive better in drier conditions. Co-authors included Subhash Rajpurohit, a former post-doctoral researcher in the Gibbs lab, and three former UNLV undergraduate researchers, Lisa Marie Peterson, Andrew J. Orr, and Anthony J. Marlon.

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