Excess post-hypoxic oxygen consumption is independent from lactate accumulation in two cyprinid fishes.

@article{Genz2013ExcessPO,
  title={Excess post-hypoxic oxygen consumption is independent from lactate accumulation in two cyprinid fishes.},
  author={Janet Genz and M B Jyde and Jon C Svendsen and John F Steffensen and Hans Raml\ov},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={165 1},
  pages={54-60}
}
Carassius carassius responds to hypoxic conditions by conversion of lactate into ethanol, which is excreted over the gills. However, a closely related species, Cyprinus carpio, does not possess the ability to produce ethanol and would be expected to accumulate lactate during hypoxic exposure. While the increase in oxygen consumption in fish required following strenuous exercise or low environmental oxygen availability has been frequently considered, the primary contributing mechanism remains… CONTINUE READING