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Peter Funch

Low oxygen levels slow embryonic development of Limulus polyphemus

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Low oxygen levels slow embryonic development of Limulus polyphemus. / Funch, Peter; Wang, Tobias; Pertoldi, Cino; Middelbo, Ane Bruun.

In: Biological Bulletin, Vol. 231, 10.2016, p. 113-119.

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Funch, P, Wang, T, Pertoldi, C & Middelbo, AB 2016, 'Low oxygen levels slow embryonic development of Limulus polyphemus', Biological Bulletin, vol. 231, pp. 113-119. https://doi.org/10.1086/690091

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Funch, P., Wang, T., Pertoldi, C., & Middelbo, A. B. (2016). Low oxygen levels slow embryonic development of Limulus polyphemus. Biological Bulletin, 231, 113-119. https://doi.org/10.1086/690091

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Funch, Peter ; Wang, Tobias ; Pertoldi, Cino ; Middelbo, Ane Bruun. / Low oxygen levels slow embryonic development of Limulus polyphemus. In: Biological Bulletin. 2016 ; Vol. 231. pp. 113-119.

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title = "Low oxygen levels slow embryonic development of Limulus polyphemus",
abstract = "The American horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemustypically spawns in the upper intertidal zone, wherethe developing embryos are exposed to large variations inabiotic factors such as temperature, humidity, salinity, andoxygen, which affect the rate of development. It has beenshown that embryonic development is slowed at both highand low salinities and temperatures, and that late embryosclose to hatching tolerate periodic hypoxia. In this study weinvestigated the influence of hypoxia on both early and lateembryonic development in L. polyphemus under controlledlaboratory conditions. Embryos were exposed to four differentoxygen levels and their developmental stage wasscored every second day. Embryos developed more slowlyat both 5% O2 and 10% O2 than at the 21% O2 treatment;late development was arrested when oxygen was reduced to2%. Our study confims that L. polyphemus not only toleratespronounced hypoxia in later embryonic developmentalstages, but also in earlier, previously unexplored, developmentalstages.",
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AU - Middelbo, Ane Bruun

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