What is thermal acclimation

@article{Lagerspetz2006WhatIT,
  title={What is thermal acclimation},
  author={Kari Y. H. Lagerspetz},
  journal={Journal of Thermal Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={31},
  pages={332-336}
}
  • K. Lagerspetz
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Thermal Biology
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