Roy D. Cole, M.Sc. Biology, 1984

Temperature effect on bivalve anaerobic metabolism.



The response of anaerobic metabolism in Mercenaria mercenaria to long term and acute temperature stress revealed qualitative and quantitative changes in metabolic flux. (A) The rate of anaerobic metabolism was sensitive to both long term and acute temperature change. (B) The choice of anaerobic end product was affected by environmental temperature. (C)Long term exposure to high temperature results in acclimation of anaerobic metabolism not seen during acute exposure to high temperature.