opening chapter by Somero and colleagues intro- from thoughtful overviews to reports of new data, to duces cold adaptation and stenothermy with particular conﬁrmations of presumed relationships. The book emphasis on metabolic rates, mitochondrial func- highlights the enormous breadth of research and the tion, and enzyme kinetics. The next four chapters vast array of methods being applied to Antarctic ﬁshes, look at cold adaptation and stenothermy in other ranging from modern molecular methods to the tradi- subcellular physiological components, including heat tional gear of the ﬁeld biologist. By design, the shock proteins, lipid content and metabolism, brain emphasis is on the work of European scientists. For gangliosides, and microtubules. Subsequent chapters balance, the editors solicited contributions from a few consider other aspects of biochemistry (metallo- prominent, non-European workers as well. Unfortu- thionein, immunoglobulins, natriuretic peptides and nately, the attempt to organize the chapters under three their receptors) and tissue-level physiology (transport general headings does little to unify the often unrelated through intestinal epithelia, neuroendocrine activity and very narrowly focused contributions. Further, of the intestine, vascular system morphology). Three many chapters are surprisingly brief and several are chapters directly relate physiological measurements described as preliminary or part of a larger
Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 15, 2004
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