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The effects of temperature on the respiration and production of the freshwater nematode Anonchus sp

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Laybourn-Parry, J, The effects of temperature on the respiration and production of the freshwater nematode Anonchus sp, Oecologia, 41, (3) pp. 329-337. ISSN 0029-8549 (1979) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF00377437

Abstract

Growth and respiration were measured in a species of Anonchus (Nematoda: Plectidae) at 5°C, 10°C, 15°C, 20°C and 25°C. At 5°C no growth was measurable but the organisms remained active. Maximum production occurred at 15°C, but the highest rate of growth occurred at 20°C. Thus, adult size attained is dependent on the temperature of growth. Respiratory energy losses derived from Cartesian diver microrespirometry, increased with temperature up to 25°C. Regression coefficients (b values) derived from a log log linear regression of weight against oxygen consumption varied between 0.574-1.793, the lowest value being attained at 5°C, the highest at 20°C. Based on Q10, production and respiratory energy losses the optimum temperatures for Anonchus appears to lie between 10°C-15°C. © 1979 Springer-Verlag.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Author:Laybourn-Parry, J (Professor Johanna Laybourn-Parry)
ID Code:49396
Year Published:1979
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2007-12-08
Last Modified:2011-08-30
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