Patterns of energy substrate utilization in overwintering painted turtles, Chrysemys picta

@inproceedings{Crawford1994PatternsOE,
  title={Patterns of energy substrate utilization in overwintering painted turtles, Chrysemys picta},
  author={Kenneth Mark Crawford},
  year={1994}
}
The amounts of energy liberating substrates in muscle, heart, liver and total carcass were determined in painted turtles just prior to (early October) and upon arousal from (late March) hibernation. Between the fall and spring samples, total carcass neutral lipids, protein and glycogen were depleted 37.g%, 11.0% and 70.2%, respectively. Total carcass lactate increased 551% in post-hibernatory turtles suggesting an important role for anaerobic glycolysis in producing energy during periods of… CONTINUE READING
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