Evolution of Mammalian Diving Capacity Traced by Myoglobin Net Surface Charge

@article{Mirceta2013EvolutionOM,
  title={Evolution of Mammalian Diving Capacity Traced by Myoglobin Net Surface Charge},
  author={Scott Mirceta and Anthony V. Signore and J. M. Burns and A. Cossins and K. L. Campbell and M. Berenbrink},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={340}
}
  • Scott Mirceta, Anthony V. Signore, +3 authors M. Berenbrink
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Introduction Evolution of extended breath-hold endurance enables the exploitation of the aquatic niche by numerous mammalian lineages and is accomplished by elevated body oxygen stores and morphological and physiological adaptations that promote their economical use. High muscle myoglobin concentrations in particular are mechanistically linked with an extended dive capacity phenotype, yet little is known regarding the molecular and biochemical underpinnings of this key specialization. We… CONTINUE READING
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