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Trends Biochem Sci. 1991 Dec;16(12):471-4.

Oxygen transport in extreme environments.

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Institute of Protein Biochemistry and Enzymology, CNR, Naples, Italy.

Abstract

Evolution has adopted different strategies to solve the problem of transporting oxygen to respiring tissues, according to needs dictated by the environment. A thermodynamic analysis of haemoglobins of organisms living in extreme polar environments (mammals and fish) provides elegant examples of such adaptations.

PMID:
1781025
DOI:
10.1016/0968-0004(91)90182-u
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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