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Title: Effects of temperature and habitat on respiration in Dodecaceria fewkesi
Student Author(s): Campbell, Diane
Faculty Advisor(s): Burnett, R.
Pages: 27
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1976
Keywords: polychaeta
Abstract: Dodecaceria fewkesi, a small cirratulid polychate, inhabits environments ranging from the mid-intertidal to subtidal depths of at least 90 feet. This study was undertaken to compare both physiologically, but with emphasis on respiration, and morphologically, D. fewkesi from various habitats. The following characteristics were looked at: 1) Morphology and size of the animals, the pattern of tube construction, and mineral composition of the tubes; 2) Heat stress tolerance; 3) Respiratory rate / temperature curves and the Q10 values for these; and 4) Acclimation to experimental temperature regimes as measured by respiratory rate.