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The effect of temperature and hypoxia on the metabolic rate and specific dynamic action of feeding of the giant nemertean worm Paraborlasia corrugatus
Entry ID: K057_2002_2003_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The giant nemertean worm Paraborlasia corrugatus is an important member of the benthic community where it is both an opportunistic scavenger and an active predator. Previous work has shown the animal to have an extremely low metabolic rate, limited ability to increase this rate and that it is an extreme oxyconformer. This project examined the effect of increased temperature and hypoxia on metabolic rate and the specific dynamic action of feeding. The worms were placed in closed box respirometers and the PO2 was allowed to fall and oxygen consumptions were measured. The response of the worms to an increase in temperature was monitored. Frozen tissue was analysed for anaerobic end products.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-11-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31

Start Date: 2001-11-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-31
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LABORATORY Ancillary Description
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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
Davison, W. Franklin, C.E. The Antarctic nemertan Parborlasia corrugatus: an example of an extreme oxyconformer. Polar biology 25: 238-240, 2002.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-31

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