Temperature acclimation and metabolism in ectotherms with particular reference to teleost fish.

@article{Johnston1987TemperatureAA,
  title={Temperature acclimation and metabolism in ectotherms with particular reference to teleost fish.},
  author={Ian Andrew Johnston and Jeremy Dunn},
  journal={Symposia of the Society for Experimental Biology},
  year={1987},
  volume={41},
  pages={67-93}
}
As body temperature decreases, changes in the physical chemistry of the cell produce a reduction in metabolic activity. In temperate fish, cold water temperatures either lead to dormancy or else trigger a range of homeostatic responses which serve to offset the passive effects of reduced temperature. Compensatory adjustments to temperature occur with time courses ranging from less than a second to more than a month. Although swimming performance may increase with cold-acclimation, active… CONTINUE READING

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