A comparison of activities of metabolic enzymes in lizards and rats.

@article{Bennett1972ACO,
  title={A comparison of activities of metabolic enzymes in lizards and rats.},
  author={Albert F. Bennett},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. B, Comparative biochemistry},
  year={1972},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={
          637-47
        }
}
  • A. F. Bennett
  • Published 15 August 1972
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. B, Comparative biochemistry
Abstract 1. 1. [...] Key Result 3. 3. The soluble (anaerobic) enzymes had equal activities in the lizards and the rat; however, the mitochondrial (aerobic) enzymes were approximately one-fifth as active in the reptiles. 4. 4. This differential activity parallels differences in organismal oxygen consumption and is probably due to a lower number of mitochondria in the reptilian tissue. The implications of this differential activity for the evolution of homeothermy are discussed.Expand

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