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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2002 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 192-195
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2002.192.195
 
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Measurement of Resting and Active Aerobic and Anaerobic Metabolism of the Sand Fish, Scincus mitranus at Selected Temperatures

Mohamed K. Al-Sadoon

Abstract:
The majority of animals and reptiles, as well as amphibians in particular, rely upon anaerobic glycolysis in various circumstances to support their energy requirements. The aerobic scope (the difference between the resting and the active O2 consumption rates), as well as, the anaerobic scope (the difference between the whole body homogenates of resting and active lactate production) were established for the sand fish, Scincus mitranus at the temperature range of 15-35°C. The aerobic scope was maximum near the preferred body temperature (PBT), reflecting a low thermal dependence (Q10) above the preferred level. Anaerobiosis is the major energy source during the first two minutes of forced activity.
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Mohamed K. Al-Sadoon , 2002. Measurement of Resting and Active Aerobic and Anaerobic Metabolism of the Sand Fish, Scincus mitranus at Selected Temperatures. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 5: 192-195.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2002.192.195

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2002.192.195

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