November 19, 2003 - Endotherms, Ectotherms, and Hypothermia

November 19, 2003 - Endotherms, Ectotherms, and Hypothermia...

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When you phosphate you will shift some energy from atp to phosphorylate some molecule. Substrate phosphorylation will have a molecule with a substrate high-energy bond and take an ADP to create an ATP. Ectotherms and Endotherms I. Ectothermic a. Gain energy from the ambient temperature or humidity and will gain their body heat by basking in the sun and absorbing heat from the sun II. Endothermic a. Exergonic reactions with energy coming from the breaking of chemical bonds. b. Since only part of the energy can be given, the extra is used to generate heat. c. However, it is also important to conserve that heat, hence the reason we wear jackets and hats and the such to prevent hypothermia III. Hypothermia a. In order to prevent, animals and birds will take certain measures i. Birds can tuft up the feathers ii. Seals and arctic animals have a layer of fat in order to “incubate” their bodies iii. Dogs and other large mammals, gain a winter coat and shed of the extra skin in the spring iv. In animals like seals, a function has occurred in order fo them to
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 100 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina Upstate.

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November 19, 2003 - Endotherms, Ectotherms, and Hypothermia...

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