n Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie - Die invloed van temperatuur op die metaboliese regulasie en gaswisseling van die Hoëveld skerpioen, () () : referaatopsomming

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0254-3486
  • E-ISSN: 2222-4173


Adult scorpions (2.4g - 4.5 kg) were collected near Potchefstroom (26° .55'10" - 27° 10" 5"). Oxygen consumption rate (MO2) and carbon dioxide production rate (MCO2) were measured together with the metabolism of injected radioactive glucose. Metabolite products were also analysed at different temperatures using GC-MS. Increased temperatures caused a three to four fold increase in M2, MC02 and production of seven Krebs cycle intermediate products, four glcolysis intermediates and four amino acid types.

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