Physiology: The Effect of Temperature on Metabolic Rate

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The rate at which an animal uses chemical energy to sustain life is referred to as its metabolic rate. The majority of the chemical energy used by animals is dervied from the oxidation of ingested foodstuffs. 

Food+O2->CO2+H2O+ATP+Heat

The simplest and most frequently used method to derive a measure of metabolic rate, is the determination of an animals oxygen consumption rate. 

Practical Aim: to determine the change in the rate of…

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