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The functioning of the spleen in the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki
Entry ID: K057_1994_1995_NZ_2

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Summary
Abstract: The spleen of notothenioids releases red blood cells during times of stress to increase oxygen uptake. The more red blood cells in the blood, the more viscous it is and the harder it is to pump around the body in such cold conditions. Notothenioids therefore have a reduced red blood cell volume in their blood during times of rest. The control of red blood cell release from the spleen was ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-11-01
Stop Date: 1994-12-31
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Platform
LABORATORY Ancillary Description
Quality The data is in the publications. Please contact the investigator for more information.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 3 364 2029
Fax: +64 3 364 2590
Email: bill.davison at canterbury.ac.nz
Contact Address:
School of Biological Sciences
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Nilsson, S. Forster, M.E. Davison, W. Axelsson, M. Nervous control of the spleen in the red-blooded Antarctic fish, Pagothenia borchgrevinki. American journal of physiology 270(3, pt.2 of 2): R599-R604, 1996.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-05-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-31

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