First Advisor

Stanley S. Hillman

Date of Publication

1982

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology

Department

Biology

Language

English

Subjects

Anura -- Physiology, Exercise -- Physiological aspects

DOI

10.15760/etd.3168

Physical Description

1 online resource (47 p.)

Abstract

This thesis presents two separate experiments concerning aerobic and anaerobic amphibian energetics. The first study (Part I) investigates differential alterations in the kinetics of the anaerobic enzyme lactate dehydrogenase, in nine species of anurans with varying natural histories. The second study (Part II) studies changes in different anaerobic and aerobic physiological parameters in a single species (Rana catesbeiana) after six weeks of chronic exercised, unexercised-captive and for field frogs. The common theme of these two experiments involves the potential for physiological changes due to environmental stress. Part I examines different species to infer a possible evolutionary relationship to environmental stresses at the molecular level of lactate dehydrogenase. Part II comprises the effects on captivity on aerobic and anaerobic capacities of R. catesbeiana,

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