Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

The relationship between temperature and rhythmic cirral activity in some Cirripedia considered in connection with their geographical distribution

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Arthropodes_v2b_01356
Auteur(s)
  • Alan J. Southward
Affiliation(s)
  • Marine Biological Laboratory, Plymouth, England
Résumé

1. Barnacles can tolerate quite a wide range of temperature without being killed, remain responsive to stimuli over a more limited range, but are fully active only within relatively narrow limits. It is the last range that is most important in determining the fitness of a species to its geographical distribution and the extent of competition between species. 2. During the past ten years work has been carried out on many European and American species from a wide variety of habitats and climates. Activity has been measured as rate of rhythmic beating of the cirri, a temperature-dependent process which is an index to general metabolic rate. 3. It has been possible to show the existence of sub-species or physiological varieties in some apparently widespread species, and to confirm or deny previous assumptions made on morphological grounds as to the validity of species and other taxa. 4. In a few widespread forms little latitudinal or temperature adaptation was found compared with differences related to tide-level and degree of exposure to waveaction. 5. In general the results empasize the importance of physiological data in taxonomy as well as the need for systematic exactness in physiology.

Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
Identifiant ISTEX
EF7F6340534867791500A61B498BAD4863C7766A
Revue

Helgoländer wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen

Année de publication
1964
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
7.891
Sous-corpus
  • Arthropodes
Type de publication
Journal
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