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Rates of oxygen consumption by Thais (Nucella) lapillus (L.)
Bayne, B.L.; Scullard, C. (1978). Rates of oxygen consumption by Thais (Nucella) lapillus (L.). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 32: 97-111
In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Elsevier: New York. ISSN 0022-0981, more
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    Biochemistry; Biophysics; Oxygen consumption; Physiology; Seasonal variations; Temperature effects; Thais lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Bayne, B.L.
  • Scullard, C.

    Oxygen consumption by Thais varied seasonally with higher values in summer than in winter. This seasonal difference was due in part to the effects of temperature and in part to those of feeding. During feeding, rates of oxygen consumption were high, but declined in the period between meals. There was little evidence of acclimation of oxygen consumption to changes in temperature; low (winter) rates of consumption were more sensitive to increases in temperature than were high (summer) rates. A polynomial expression, including terms for temperature and 'time since last meal', was derived for the constant a' in the allometric equation relating oxygen consumption (V02 S ) to dry body weight: V2 = a'.W0.511

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