Physiological And Biochemical Responses Of Bivalve Mollusks To Exposure To Air

Widdows, J; Bayne, BL; Livingstone, DR; Newell, RIE; Donkin, P. 1979 Physiological And Biochemical Responses Of Bivalve Mollusks To Exposure To Air. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Physiology, 62 (2). 301 - 308. 10.1016/0300-9629(79)90060-4

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0300-9629(79)90060-4

Abstract/Summary

1. Aerial rate of oxygen consumption by Mytilus edulis and M. galloprovincialis is 4–17% of the aquatic rate. 2. For Cardium edule and Modiolus demissus the aerial rate of oxygen uptake is between 28 and 78% of the aquatic rate. 3. These species differences are related to the degree of shell gape during air exposure. 4. All species show an apparent oxygen debt after exposure to air, the extent of which is not simply related to either the level of aerobic respiration or the degree of anaerobiosis during exposure. 5. Anaerobic end-products accumulate in the tissues of Mytilus during aerial exposure, but not in Cardium. 6. The relative energy yields by aerobic and anaerobic means in M. edulis are discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Other (PML)
Depositing User: EPServices Admin
Date made live: 11 Feb 2014 15:54
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:03
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/2807

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