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Title: Physiological ecology of selected talitrid amphipods
Author: Spicer, John Inglis
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1986
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The aims of this thesis are two-fold. 1) To contribute a little to our knowledge and understanding of talitrid biology and especially the little-studied, respiratory physiology of these animals. In particular, the oxygen transporting properties of the blood of two semi-terrestrial species, have received special attention. 2) To assess the validity of Edney's (Edney, 1960) statement that "amphipods have evolved onto land by mainly behavioural rather than specifically morphological or physiological adaptations", by employing a synthesis of both the experimental work reported herein and other pertinent (though often overlooked) data drawn from the literature.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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