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acclimation

[‚ak·lə′mā·shən]
(biology)
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Prawn collection, handling, and acclimation procedures
After 30 days of acclimation, all specimens were transported in two 200 L tanks with permanent aeration and plastic mesh to provide shelter, to the Marine Biotechnology Laboratory of Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada (CICESE).
Acclimation temperatures obtained with a rate of increase or decrease in temperature of 2[degrees]C per day; these conditions were kept using 1000 W heaters connected to individual temperature controllers.
The 16-wk swimming program to which the animals submitted comprised two phases: progressive acclimation and maintenance (Figure 2A and 2B).
After this initial acclimation phase, once the animals were able to swim for 60 min, the animals were acclimated to different intensities of swimming (Figure 2A, 2B).
The MI and HI groups at maximum load (5% and 15%, respectively) reached the maximum volume of swimming (60 min) at the end of the progressive acclimation period (Week 8) and sustained that load and volume until the end of the maintenance period (Week 9; Figure 3).
(4) Does thermal acclimation affect the pattern of expression of heat-shock proteins in a thermally tolerant intertidal barnacle?
glandula was exposed to 14 [degrees]C (maximum temperature during acclimation) and 34 [degrees]C for 8.5 h.
The squid giant axon, long a model for understanding the basic physiology of voltage-dependent ion channels, is, for a variety of reasons, an excellent system for examining temperature-dependent acclimation of the action potential.
However, the direction of the change is not consistent with a compensatory thermal acclimation: despite a seasonal disparity in axon diameter, the relationship between conduction velocity and temperature remains constant, due mostly to resistive changes in the axon.
(i) We assessed the effects of growth temperature, light, and fertilization on the temperature response of respiration and thus respiratory thermal acclimation. Thermal acclimation of respiration depends in large part on two important respiratory parameters including base respiration (cool respiration) and the temperature response of respiration ([E.sub.O], analogous to [Q.sub.10]) [4, 17].
Respiration rates at temperatures as low as or lower than 15[degrees]C are commonly used to assess "cool" respiratory metabolism in studies of [R.sub.D] acclimation [4, 10, 18].