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Oxygen consumption in burrowed and unburrowed ammocoetes of Lampetra planeri (Bloch)

Potter, I.C. and Rogers, M.J. (1972) Oxygen consumption in burrowed and unburrowed ammocoetes of Lampetra planeri (Bloch). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology, 41 (2). pp. 427-432.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0300-9629(72)90073-4
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Abstract

1. At 15°C, the attainment of a constant rate of oxygen consumption took up to approximately 3 hr in burrowed and 12 hr in unburrowed ammocoetes.

2. The rate in acclimated ammocoetes (mean wet wt. l·34g) burrowed in the light and dark was 41·7 and 40·1 μl/g per hr respectively and in unburrowed animals under the same regimes was 69·0 and 55·7 μl/g per hr.

3. These results clarify conflicting previous recordings and indicate that ammocoetes have a very low metabolic rate.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 1972 Published by Elsevier Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/19029
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