Figure 1.

A generalized insect developmental rate curve as a function of temperature: the Lactin et al. function [20]. Descriptive parameters are Tbase, the base temperature below which development does not proceed, the maximum development rate rmax and its corresponding temperature Tupper, the width Δ of decline phase in developmental rate above optimum temperature and the thermal maximum Tm.

Lardeux et al. Malaria Journal 2008 7:141   doi:10.1186/1475-2875-7-141
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