Biochemical adaptations of notothenioid fishes: comparisons between cold temperate South American and New Zealand species and Antarctic species.

@article{Petricorena2007BiochemicalAO,
  title={Biochemical adaptations of notothenioid fishes: comparisons between cold temperate South American and New Zealand species and Antarctic species.},
  author={Zulema L Coppes Petricorena and George N Somero},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={147 3},
  pages={799-807}
}
Fishes of the perciform suborder Notothenioidei afford an excellent opportunity for studying the evolution and functional importance of diverse types of biochemical adaptation to temperature. Antarctic notothenioids have evolved numerous biochemical adaptations to stably cold waters, including antifreeze glycoproteins, which inhibit growth of ice crystals, and enzymatic proteins with cold-adapted specific activities (k(cat) values) and substrate binding abilities (K(m) values), which support… CONTINUE READING

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