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Title: A thermostable zone in survivorship and metabolism of a tropical marine cercaria
Contributor(s): Young, R E (author); Bundy, D A P (author); Taylor, Neil (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 1984
DOI: 10.1016/0300-9629(84)90636-4
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Abstract: 1. Survivorship curves and their parameters are determined at different temperatures for the marine 'Cercaria caribbea' LXXI (Cable). 2. A relationship is demonstrated between Mean Expected Life Span and half life of the populations (t₀.₅) and it is argued that t₀.₅ is a good index of glycogen utilization rate. 3. Q₁₀ values for t₀.₅ computed on this basis were 5.8 between 10 and 20°C, 3.1 between 30 and 40°C and ~- 1 between 20 and 30°C. 4. The zone of thermostability corresponds with normal environmental temperatures for the cercariae and probably serves to maximize infectivity under prevailing environmental conditions.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Physiology, 78(4), p. 793-798
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0300-9629
Field of Research (FOR): 060601 Animal Physiology - Biophysics
060604 Comparative Physiology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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