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Master of Science (M.S.)


Biological Sciences

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The rate of oxygen consumption of an organisms is influenced by rush factors as temperature, activity, body rise, Salinity, and time of day (Prosser and Brown, 1961). Temperature andsalinity are considered to be the most important environmental l factor in the liver of aquatic invertebrates (Kaune, 1564). In general, aquatic invertebrates are thermo Comforters, and their ratio of metabolics and activity are decisively affected by water temperature. The capacity to regulate ray increase or decrease as a function of temperature, and it is usually greatest at a near-optimum temperature (Kinne, 1963).



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