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Changes in haematocrit and haemoglobin concentration during the life cycle of the anadromous sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus L

Potter, I.C. and Beamish, F.W.H. (1978) Changes in haematocrit and haemoglobin concentration during the life cycle of the anadromous sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus L. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology, 60 (4). pp. 431-434.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0300-9629(78)90012-9
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Abstract

1. A very high correlation was found between haemoglobin concentration and haematocrit in animals considered as representative of the adult trophic phase.

2. The haematocrit and haemoglobin concentrations undergo marked fluctuations during the life cycle of the anadromous sea lamprey.

3. The lowest mean haematocrit (11.2%) was found in animals that had just completed a long non-trophic period following the initiation of metamorphosis, whereas maximum values (44.7%) were recorded in early upstream migrants.

4. The data have been considered in the conte

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 1978 Published by Elsevier Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/18944
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