Comparative Mechanisms of Cold Adaptation

Comparative Mechanisms of Cold Adaptation

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: Larry Underwood
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152617

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Comparative Mechanisms of Cold Adaptation covers the proceedings of a symposium held at the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory in Barrow, Alaska in 1975 and 1976. The said symposium discusses the mechanisms of cold adaptation according to experts from different fields. The book covers topics related to cold adaptation, such as energy acquisition and utilization; mechanisms of thermal tolerance; the physiology and requirements of hibernation; and the role of neural inputs in cold adaptation. Topics also include cold-induced enzymatic adjustments; cold-induced responses in ectotherms and homeotherms; hormonal mechanisms; and plant adaptation to low temperatures. The text is recommended for biologists who would like to understand better the different mechanisms involved in cold adaptation and the importance of its study.

Table of Contents

  • Contents



    I. Energy Acquisition and Utilization

    II. Nutrient Acquisition and Utilization in Arctic Herbivores

    III. Mechanisms of Thermal Tolerance


    The Role of Neural Inputs and Their Processing in Cold Adaptation


    Mechanisms ofThermal Tolerance in Non-Hibernating Endotherms

    IV. Cold-Induced Enzymatic Adjustments in Ectotherms and Homeotherms


    Special Enzymatic Mechanisms of Cold Adaptations

    V. Hormonal Mechanisms


    The Role of Hormones in the Responses of Homeotherms to Cold


    Importance of Studies on Resistance to Low Temperature

    VI. A Modeling Approach to Understanding Plant Adaptation to Low Temperatures

    VII. Nutrient Uptake and Utilization by Tundra Plants

    VIII. Mechanisms of Thermal Tolerance


    Water in Plants: The Phenomenon ofFrost Survival

    IX. Metabolic and Enzymatic Adaptations to Low Temperature


    Whole Plant Gas Exchange and Acclimation in Lichens

    X. Prospects ofHormonal Mechanisms in Cald Adaptations of Arctic Plant

    XI. Research Support Facilities above the Arctic Circle

    XII. Future Trends in Cold Adaptation Research


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  • No. of pages: 390
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152617

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Larry Underwood

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