Effect of acclimation temperature on routine metabolic rate in triploid salmonids.

@article{Atkins2008EffectOA,
  title={Effect of acclimation temperature on routine metabolic rate in triploid salmonids.},
  author={Michelle E Atkins and Tillmann J. Benfey},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={149 2},
  pages={157-61}
}
The objective of this research was to determine whether triploid fish differ from diploids in their routine metabolic rates across a range of acclimation temperatures. Sibling diploids and triploids were acclimated to 12, 15 and 18 degrees C (Atlantic salmon; Salmo salar) and to 9, 12 and 15 degrees C (brook charr; Salvelinus fontinalis) prior to experimentation. Routine metabolic rates were then determined three times over a two-month period. Triploids of both species had higher metabolic… CONTINUE READING