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Brain and body oxygen requirements of Gnathonemus petersii, a fish with an exceptionally large brain
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology.
1996 (English)In: JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, ISSN 0022-0949, Vol. 199, no 3, 603-607 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Vertebrates have repeatedly been noted for having remarkably constant ratios of brain to body O-2 consumption, the brain using 2-8 % of resting body O-2 consumption, suggesting that evolution has put strict limits on the energetic cost of brain function.

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COMPANY OF BIOLOGISTS LTD , 1996. Vol. 199, no 3, 603-607 p.
Keyword [en]
Mormyridae; Gnathonemus petersii; oxygen consumption; anoxia; hypoxia; energetics; brain size; electric fishes; METABOLISM; SIGNALS; ANOXIA
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-85079OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-85079DiVA: diva2:112987
Addresses: Nilsson GE, UPPSALA UNIV, VERTEBRATE PHYSIOL & BEHAV UNIT, DEPT LIMNOL, NORBYVAGEN 20, S-75236 UPPSALA, SWEDEN.Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-15

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