Comparative investigations on the respiratory physiology of euryhaline gammarids with special reference to salinity adaptation. [Translation from: Helgolaender Wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen 23(4) 485-534, 1972.]

Bulnheim, H.P. (1974) Comparative investigations on the respiratory physiology of euryhaline gammarids with special reference to salinity adaptation. [Translation from: Helgolaender Wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen 23(4) 485-534, 1972.]. Windermere, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, (FBA Translations (New Series), 71)

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Abstract

Members of the family Gammaridae are very closely interrelated. There arises the question as to how far they also differ amongst themselves through physiological characteristics. Comparative respiratory and physiological experiments were made on the five euryhaline species Gammarus locusta, G. oceanicus, G. salinus, G. zaddachi and G. duebeni. The respiratory measurements carried out within the framework of this experiment were occupied with the relationships between oxygen consumption and body size depending on salinity. They also had the object of determing the variations in metabolic intensity after an abrupt change in the salt content of the external medium, and to establish the period of time for the process of adaptation. As the experiments were carried out polarographically in a testing plant with continuous flow-through, and the method which was applied permitted continuous recording over prolonged intervals, there could also be carried out comparisons between metabolism at rest and under activity, and the alterations of oxygen consumption during the process of moulting could be measured.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Comparative investigations on the respiratory physiology of euryhaline gammarids with special reference to salinity adaptation. [Translation from: Helgolaender Wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen 23(4) 485-534, 1972.]
Personal Creator/Author:
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Bulnheim, H.P.
Series Name: FBA Translations (New Series)
Number: 71
Date: 1974
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Windermere, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Additional Information: Translated from German into English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freshwater crustaceans; Experimental research; Respiration; Respiratory organs; Salinity effects; Salinity tolerance; Metabolism
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Limnology
Item ID: 4846
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 22:37
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:49
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4846

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