Lec4- Thermal Regulation I

Lec4- Thermal Regulation I - Lecture 4: Thermal Regulation...

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Lecture 4: Thermal Regulation I Reading: Chapter 13; pp 624 - 631 Lecture outline: I.The Thermal Environment II.Thermal Effects on Physiological Processes III.Heat Balance IV.Thermal Effects on Animals
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I. THE THERMAL ENVIRONMENT Temperature has profound effects on biological functions. Environments range from subfreezing to near boiling. How does the thermal environment influence animals? - Part I How do animals deal with variations in the thermal environment? – Parts II and III
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Thermal Environments and Temperature Ranges Animals Face: Different average temperatures. Different extremes. Different rates at which temperature changes occur.
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II. THERMAL EFFECTS ON PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES Physiological processes are temperature sensitive. Few animals can live outside of 0-45 o C range. Even within this range there are important consequences of changing temperature.
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10 Concept The Q 10 , or temperature quotient , is a measure of the thermal sensitivity of a chemical reaction or physiological process. It is the increase in a rate
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2010 for the course BIOLOGY 225 taught by Professor Pavgi during the Winter '10 term at University of Michigan.

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Lec4- Thermal Regulation I - Lecture 4: Thermal Regulation...

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