Growth in the slow lane: protein metabolism in the Antarctic limpet Nacella concinna (Strebel 1908).

@article{Fraser2007GrowthIT,
  title={Growth in the slow lane: protein metabolism in the Antarctic limpet Nacella concinna (Strebel 1908).},
  author={Keiron P. P. Fraser and A. P. Clarke and Lloyd Samuel Peck},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={210 Pt 15},
  pages={2691-9}
}
Growth rates in Antarctic ectotherms are generally considered to be low in comparison to temperate and tropical species. Food consumption plays a major role in determining animal growth rates, but once food is ingested soft tissue growth rates are largely determined by the protein synthesis retention efficiency (PSRE), a measure of the efficiency with which… CONTINUE READING