Breathing and locomotion: Comparative anatomy, morphology and function

  title={Breathing and locomotion: Comparative anatomy, morphology and function},
  author={W. Klein and J. Codd},
  journal={Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology},
  • W. Klein, J. Codd
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
  • Using specialized respiratory structures such as gills, lungs and or a tracheal system, animals take up oxygen and release carbon dioxide. The efficiency of gas exchange, however, may be constrained by the morphology of the respiratory organ itself as well as by other aspects of an animal's physiology such as feeding, circulation or locomotion. Herein we discuss some aspects of the functional link between the respiratory and locomotor systems, such as gill morphology of sharks as a factor… CONTINUE READING
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