Aspects of physiology of the angulate tortoise, Chersina angulata, with special emphasis on the influence of body size

 

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dc.contributor.author Armstrong, Adrian en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-11T12:21:42Z
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dc.date.issued 1988 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Armstrong, A. 1988. Aspects of physiology of the angulate tortoise, Chersina angulata, with special emphasis on the influence of body size. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8414
dc.description Includes bibliographies. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Until recently not much of the physiology of the angulate tortoise had been investigated, and the work done focused on its thermoregulation (Craig 1973; Perrin & Campbell 1981). However, during the last few years research dealing with more of its thermoregulation and water relations was begun (S. Els pers. comm.). This study aims to examine the relationships between body size and the rates of resting metabolism, evaporative water loss and heat transfer. The relationship of the changes in certain physical properties to the corresponding changes in physiological properties, due to increases in body size, will be investigated. Aspects of a theory of biological similarity will be discussed in the light of the results. Other physiological processes, such as respiration and assimilation efficiency, will be looked at without reference to body size. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other Zoology en_ZA
dc.title Aspects of physiology of the angulate tortoise, Chersina angulata, with special emphasis on the influence of body size en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Armstrong, A. (1988). <i>Aspects of physiology of the angulate tortoise, Chersina angulata, with special emphasis on the influence of body size</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8414 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Armstrong, Adrian. <i>"Aspects of physiology of the angulate tortoise, Chersina angulata, with special emphasis on the influence of body size."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 1988. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8414 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Armstrong A. Aspects of physiology of the angulate tortoise, Chersina angulata, with special emphasis on the influence of body size. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 1988 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8414 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Armstrong, Adrian AB - Until recently not much of the physiology of the angulate tortoise had been investigated, and the work done focused on its thermoregulation (Craig 1973; Perrin & Campbell 1981). However, during the last few years research dealing with more of its thermoregulation and water relations was begun (S. Els pers. comm.). This study aims to examine the relationships between body size and the rates of resting metabolism, evaporative water loss and heat transfer. The relationship of the changes in certain physical properties to the corresponding changes in physiological properties, due to increases in body size, will be investigated. Aspects of a theory of biological similarity will be discussed in the light of the results. Other physiological processes, such as respiration and assimilation efficiency, will be looked at without reference to body size. DA - 1988 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1988 T1 - Aspects of physiology of the angulate tortoise, Chersina angulata, with special emphasis on the influence of body size TI - Aspects of physiology of the angulate tortoise, Chersina angulata, with special emphasis on the influence of body size UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8414 ER - en_ZA


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