The Nervous System.

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dc.contributor.author Macdonald, John en
dc.contributor.author Montgomery, John en
dc.contributor.editor Farrell, AP en
dc.contributor.editor Steffensen, JF en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-12T22:46:18Z en
dc.date.issued 2005 en
dc.identifier.citation In The Physiology of Polar Fishes. Editors: Farrell AP, Steffensen JF. 351-383. Elsevier Academic Press, California 2005 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0-12-350446-5 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/24493 en
dc.description.abstract Polar fishes feed, grow, and reproduce at low temperature, making them an important model for understanding temperature adaptation. Other fish may survive cold winters, but polar fish conduct their entire life cycle in frigid water. This chapter discusses the physiology or function of the nervous system and the sensory organs of polar fishes. It addresses the issue of temperature adaptation in the nervous system and discusses what is special about the neurophysiology of fish from stenothermal arctic and antarctic environments, what themes are common to both groups, and how the polar species differ from fishes that are more eurythermal yet can acclimatize to severe cold. The extent to which antarctic fish have optimized their critical cellular and neural systems to operate at subzero temperatures is reflected in their extreme stenothermy. This chapter discusses antarctic species rather than arctic species. en
dc.publisher Elsevier Academic Press en
dc.relation.ispartof The Physiology of Polar Fishes en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Fish Physiology en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title The Nervous System. en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/S1546-5098(04)22009-X en
pubs.begin-page 351 en
pubs.volume 22 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Elsevier Academic Press en
pubs.end-page 383 en
pubs.place-of-publication California en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.elements-id 66373 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Marine Science en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en


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