Biology of Antarctic Fish

byGuido di PriscoEditorBruno Maresca, Bruno Tota

Paperback | December 14, 2011

Biology of Antarctic Fish by Guido di Prisco
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Biology of Antarctic Fish presents the most recent findings on the biology of fish in the unique environment of the Antarctic ocean. At present the year-round temperature of the coastal waters is very near -1,87 ° C, the equilibrium temperature of the ice-seawater mixture. This extremely low temperature affects different levels of organization of fish life: individuals, organ systems, cells, organelles, membranes, and molecules. Exploring ecology, evolution, and life history as well as physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of Antarctic fish the book describes the mechanisms of cold adaptation at all these levels. It provides material for discussion also for fundamental questions in the field of adaptation to an extreme environment and therefore is of particular interest not only to specialized scientists, but also to those involved in basic and evolutionary biology.
Title:Biology of Antarctic FishFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:292 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:292 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:December 14, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642762190

ISBN - 13:9783642762192

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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