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Title: The relationships between body weight and habitat temperature and the respiratory rate of Tonicella lineata (Wood, 1815) (Mollusca -- Polyplacophora)
Student Author(s): Kincannon, Elizabeth Anne
Faculty Advisor(s): Harrold, Chris
Pages: 25
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1974
Keywords: chiton
Abstract: 1. Two vertically separated populations of Tonicella lineata (Wood, 1815) were tested for acute and acclimated respiratory rates at a series of five temperatures. 2. Tonicella show no diurnal or tidal rhythm in respiratory rate. 3. Q10 seems unaffected by body weight in both populations. 4. Subtidal Tonicella are not acclimated in the field to a colder temperature than are intertidal Tonicella but may be less able to compensate for temperature change. 5. Intertidal Tonicella show a pattern of acclimation after three weeks in the laboratory; results from subtidal animals are ambiguous.
Notes: Publ 1975, Veliger 18 (Suppl): 87-93