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Adaptations of the hemoglobinless Antarctic icefish (Channichthyidae) to hypoxia tolerance
Feller, G.; Gerday, C. (1997). Adaptations of the hemoglobinless Antarctic icefish (Channichthyidae) to hypoxia tolerance. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Part A Mol. Integr. Physiol. 118(4): 981-987. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0300-9629(97)86786-2
In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A. Molecular and Integrative Physiology. Elsevier: New York. ISSN 1095-6433, more
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Keywords
    Channichthyidae Gill, 1861 [WoRMS]; Notothenioidei [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    icefish; Channichthyidae; Notothenioidea; Antarctic; fish physiology;blood; heart metabolism; cardiac bioenergetics

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Abstract
    Antarctic fish of the family Channichthyidae, or icefish, represent a unique model for the study of physiological and biochemical responses to chronic hypoxia since the genes coding for hemoglobin and possible myoglobin are not expressed by these teleosts. Channichthyidae have developed outstanding cardio-vascular adaptations to accommodate the lack of these hemic pigments, most of them involving the myocardium.

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