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The oxygen affinily of the blood of the hermit crab Pagurus bcrnhardus is temperature independent at constant physiological pH (7.8 to 8,0) reflecting zero overall heat of oxygenation under these conditions. Combined with the absence of an indirect temperature effect (via changed in vivo pH), this represents a unique situation compared with previously investigated hemocyanins, and reflects adaptations to stabilize hemocyanin 02 loading in the thermolabile natural environments.
1 Jul 1982
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Hemocyanin, Temperature independence, Oxygen affinity, Hermit crabs, Pagurus