Temperature effects on energy metabolism in banded and unbanded morphs of the snail Cepaea hortensis Müll

  title={Temperature effects on energy metabolism in banded and unbanded morphs of the snail Cepaea hortensis M{\"u}ll},
  author={Andreas L. Steigen},
Energy metabolism (oxygen consumption) in acclimated juvenile yellow banded and unbanded Cepaea hortensis Müll. was measured at 5°, 10°, 15°, 20°, and 25°C with Englemann respirometers. Metabolic rates were also measured after abrupt temperature changes from 5° to 20° and from 25° to 10°C. Energy metabolism in the two morphs was significantly different at 5° and 20°C. The metabolism/temperature curve in the banded morph was relatively flat with reduced regulating power at 20°C. The yellow… CONTINUE READING

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