Ecophysiology of antarctic marine ectotherms: limits to life

The ecophysiology of Antarctic marine ectotherms is an area of active research. This review of recent progress covers metabolism, mitochondrial function, aerobic scope, growth and development. Energetics is shown to be a central feature of adaptation to temperature, with mitochondrial function and tissue oxygen supply important in setting limits to organismal size and performance.

Details

Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Peck, Lloyd S.

On this site: Lloyd Peck
Date:
1 January, 2002
Journal/Source:
Polar Biology / 25
Page(s):
31-40
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1007/s003000100308