Ventilatory responses to temperature variation in the fresh water turtle, Mauremys caspica leprosa

@article{Pags2004VentilatoryRT,
  title={Ventilatory responses to temperature variation in the fresh water turtle, Mauremys caspica leprosa},
  author={Teresa Pag{\'e}s and J. F. Fuster and Lu{\'i}s Palacios},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2004},
  volume={164},
  pages={390-395}
}
A study of lung gas exchange in the fresh water turtle Mauremys caspica leprosa at normal physiological body temperatures (15, 25 and 35 °C) was extended to extreme temperatures (5 and 40 °C) to determine whether the direct relationship between body temperature and ventilatory response found in many lung-breathing ectotherms including other chelonian species was maintained. From 5 to 35 °C the lung ventilation per unit of O2 uptake and CO2 removed declined with temperature. Consequently, lung… CONTINUE READING