Aerobic contributions to sustained activity metabolism in Xenopus laevis

S.S. Hillman, P.C. Withers

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1. 1. The aerobic capacity of Xenopus laevis during sustained activity was 0.64ml O2 g-1 hr-1 at 18°C. 2. 2. Neither the type of activity (swimming or righting response) used to elicit activity or the length of the activity bout (3 or 30 min) had any significant effect on VO2 during activity. 3. 3. The pulmonary contribution to the increase in oxygen consumption during activity was much greater than that of the cutaneous surface. 4. 4. The data indicate that Xenopus derives 80% of its energy for sustained activity from aerobic sources. © 1981.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-606
Number of pages2
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1981


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