The anaerobic resistance of Carassius auratus (L.)
On the basis of the work of Blazka (1958, 1960) the fish Carassius carassius (L.) has been described as a "true facultative anaerobe", capable of surviving 5months of anoxia at low temperatures. In this respect it is unique among vertebrates. However, a careful examination of Blazka's methods and results reveals that the general acceptance of his conclusions is quite unjustified. Additional work is required to establish the extent, nature and significance of the anaerobic resistance of c....[Show more]
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