Biochemical adaptation : mechanism and process in physiological evolution / Peter W. Hochachka, George N. Somero.

The study of biochemical adaption provides fascinating insights into how organisms "work" and how they evolve to sustain physiological function under a vast array of environmental conditions. This book describes how the abilities of organisms to thrive in widely different environments deri...

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Main Author: Hochachka, Peter W.
Other Authors: Somero, George N.
Format: Electronic
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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Table of Contents:
  • The goals and scope of this volume
  • Cellular metabolism, regulation, and homeostasis
  • Influence of oxygen availability
  • The diving response and its evolution
  • Human hypoxia tolerance
  • Water-solute adaptations : the evolution and regulation of the internal milieu
  • Temperature.