The bioenergetics of embryonic diapause in an annual killifish, austrofundulus limnaeus

  • Podrabsky, Hand
  • Published 1999 in The Journal of experimental biology


The annual killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus inhabits ephemeral ponds that dry out on a seasonal basis, thereby killing the adult and juvenile forms. Populations persist because diapausing embryos become embedded in the pond sediments. The rate of oxygen consumption of diapause II embryos is depressed by up to 90 % compared with that of developing embryos… (More)


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