Ecophysiology of antarctic marine ectotherms: limits to life

Peck, Lloyd S. ORCID: 2002 Ecophysiology of antarctic marine ectotherms: limits to life. Polar Biology, 25 (1). 31-40.

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The ecophysiology of Antarctic marine ectotherms is an area of active research. This review of recent progress covers metabolism, mitochondrial function, aerobic scope, growth and development. Energetics is shown to be a central feature of adaptation to temperature, with mitochondrial function and tissue oxygen supply important in setting limits to organismal size and performance.

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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Life at the Edge - Stresses and Thresholds
ISSN: 0722-4060
NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 14 Mar 2012 09:57 +0 (UTC)

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