Energy Metabolism during Contractile Activity and Environmental Hypoxia in the Phasic Adductor Muscle of the Bay Scallop Argopecten irradians concentricus

@inproceedings{Chih1983EnergyMD,
  title={Energy Metabolism during Contractile Activity and Environmental Hypoxia in the Phasic Adductor Muscle of the Bay Scallop Argopecten irradians concentricus},
  author={Ching Ping Chih and W. Ross Ellington},
  year={1983}
}
The bay scallop Argopecten irradians concentricus responds to the approach of a predatory gastropod with an escape swimming behavior which is produced by rapid contractions of the phasic adductor muscle. In addition, this species can survive under hypoxic conditions (PO₂ < 20 mm Hg) for at least 10 h. Studies were undertaken to assess the mode of energy production in the adductor muscle during contractile activity and subsequent recovery and during environmental hypoxia. During the organism's… CONTINUE READING

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