The role of fatigue in temperature resistance of salamanders

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Title: The role of fatigue in temperature resistance of salamanders
Author: Burke, Elaine; Pough, F. Harvey
Abstract: 1. We measured temperature resistance and lactic acid production of Notophthalmus viridescens and Plethodon cinerus acclimated to 10, 20 or 30°C. 2. Fatigue is responsible for the Loss of Righting Response (LRR) observed when Plethodon are heated and contributes to the LRR of Notophthalmus efts. 3. LRR is purely a manifestation of incapacitation by high temperature in Notophthalmus adults. 4. The Critical Thermal Maximum (CTM) is solely a product of temperature incapacitation in all three forms. 5. The standard test for temperature resistance should be expanded to include tests of fatigue.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/2543
Publishers URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0306-4565(76)90008-5
Date: 1976-04

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