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BIO203_VentResp_23 - Gas Transfer: Air-breathing Animal...

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1 Mammal Respiratory Gas Transport System VENTILATION UPTAKE CIRCULATION DELIVERY Sherwood, Klandorf & Yancey, Animal Physiology: From Genes to Organisms , Figure 11-13 Gas Transfer: Air-breathing Animal Sherwood, Klandorf & Yancey, Animal Physiology: From Genes to Organisms , Figure 11-29 What is comparative physiology? Comparative physiology is the comparing and contrasting of physiological mechanisms, processes or responses across species, or within a single species under different conditions. C. Holden, Science 305: 637-639, 2004; Sherwood, Klandorf & Yancey, Animal Physiology: From Genes to Organisms , p. 499 Student Challenge : Read about the hemoglobinless icefish on page 499 of the textbook. Respiratory Pigments • Simple solubility of gases in vascular fluids is inadequate to accommodate the respiratory needs of large organisms. • Respiratory pigments increase the oxygen carrying capacity of body fluids (blood, hemolymph). • Respiratory pigments:
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2011 for the course BIO 203 taught by Professor Loretz during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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BIO203_VentResp_23 - Gas Transfer: Air-breathing Animal...

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