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dc.contributor.authorBueno Gavira, Rodrigo Samuel [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorAndrade, Denis Vieira [UNESP]
dc.identifier.citationAmphibia-reptilia. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, v. 34, n. 4, p. 483-491, 2013.
dc.description.abstractMetabolic studies in ectothermic vertebrates are, almost always, conducted at a constant temperature, a valid and recommended procedure in most instances. However, for long term measurements, for example during snakes digestion, keeping experimental temperature constant subjects the animals to a condition potentially quite diverse from what animals may experience in nature. Thus, we investigated the influence of constant (20 degrees C, 25 degrees C, and 30 degrees C) and fluctuating (circadian thermoperiod cycles of 20:30 degrees C, 12:12 h) temperatures regimes on the post-prandial metabolic response of the Crossed pit viper, Bothrops alternatus. Maximum oxygen consumption rates ((V) over dot O-2peak) during digestion increased with temperature, while the time to reach these rates (T-peak) and the duration of the digestive process decreased as temperature was elevated. Both, scope ((V) over dot O-2peak/RMR) and SDA coefficient were not influenced by temperature. When compared to the results obtained at constant 25 degrees C (which is equivalent to the average temperature of the fluctuating regime), the fluctuating temperature regime caused a decrease in RMR and (V) over dot O-2peak accompanied by an increase in digestion duration. Thermal regime did not affect the energetic cost of digestion in B. alternatus.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação para o Desenvolvimento da UNESP (FUNDUNESP)
dc.publisherBrill Academic Publishers
dc.relation.ispartofAmphibia Reptilia
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.titleTemperature and thermal regime effects on the specific dynamic action of Bothrops alternatus (Serpentes, Viperidae)en
dcterms.rightsHolderBrill Academic Publishers
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionInst Nacl Ciencia & Tecnol Fisiol Comparada FAPES
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Dept Zool, Inst Biociencias, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationInst Nacl Ciencia & Tecnol Fisiol Comparada FAPES, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Dept Zool, Inst Biociencias, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, Brazil
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dc.description.sponsorshipIdFAPESP: 09/03186-2
unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Instituto de Biociências, Rio Claropt[2]
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