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dc.contributor.authorChown, SL
dc.contributor.authorStorey, KB
dc.date.accessioned2007-04-19T12:53:09Z
dc.date.available2007-04-19T12:53:09Z
dc.date.issued2006-04
dc.identifier.citationChown, S.L.& Storey, K.B. 2006. Linking molecular physiology to ecological realities. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79, 314–323.en
dc.identifier.issn1522-2152en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/229
dc.description.abstractAlthough molecular physiology and ecology have drifted apart as a consequence of early separation in the questions posed and techniques used, there is a resurgence of interest in forging links between them. Here we explore the reasons for this renewed interest and provide four examples of how this is happening. Specifically, we examine links between molecular physiology and ecological realities in insect responses to thermal stress, vertebrate responses to anoxia, metabolic fuel use and torpor in mammals, and the recently developed "metabolic theory of ecology." Several novel insights are emerging from integrated approaches to these problems that might not have come forward from any single perspective on them. Nonetheless, prospects for linking molecular physiology and ecological realities are likely to remain poor if greater focus is not given to developing these links. Mostly, this is a consequence of the differing approaches and "languages" adopted by these fields. We discuss approaches by which the prospects for synthetic work might be improved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipCtr Invest Biolen
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUNIV CHICAGO PRESSen
dc.subjectTHERMAL TOLERANCEen
dc.subjectCRICKETen
dc.subjectTEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT BIOGEOGRAPHYen
dc.subjectCATERPILLAR PRINGLEOPHAGA-MARIONIen
dc.subjectDIAPAUSING PHARATE LARVAEen
dc.subjectWING-POLYMORPHICen
dc.subjectSHOCK-PROTEIN EXPRESSIONen
dc.subjectUPPERen
dc.subjectDROSOPHILA-MELANOGASTERen
dc.subjectCLIMATE-CHANGEen
dc.subjectOXYGEN LIMITATIONen
dc.subjectMETABOLIC THEORYen
dc.titleLinking molecular physiology to ecological realitiesen
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
dc.cibjournalPhysiological and Biochemical Zoologyen
dc.cibprojectNAen


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