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Metabolic-environmental interaction in marine plankton
Vernberg, W.B. (1972). Metabolic-environmental interaction in marine plankton, in: Battaglia, B. (Ed.) Fifth European Marine Biology Symposium. pp. 189-196
In: Battaglia, B. (Ed.) (1972). Fifth European Marine Biology Symposium. Piccin Editore: Padova. 348 pp., more

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  • Vernberg, W.B.

    Metabolic-temperature responses have been determined for non-gravid female of an adult planktonic copepod, Euterpina acutifrons, and for the planktonic larvae of the intertidal zone mud-flat snail, Nassarius obsoleta. The larvae are more labile in their response to temperature change than are the adult copepods, although the level of O sub(2) uptake is significantly lower in the larvae. Metabolic rates of the larvae also differ at different stages in their development. Cold enhances metabolic rates of non-gravid female of Euterpine acutifrons at both high and low temperatures, indicating a greater liability of the female than that previously reported for the 2 dimorphic male.

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