Biology of Antarctic Fish

  • Guido di Prisco
  • Bruno Maresca
  • Bruno Tota

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Ecology, Evolution and Life History

  3. Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. J. A. Macdonald, J. C. Montgomery
      Pages 145-162
    3. J. A. Macdonald, R. M. G. Wells
      Pages 163-178
    4. I. A. Johnston, T. P. Johnson, J. C. Battram
      Pages 179-190
    5. B. Tota, C. Agnisola, M. Schioppa, R. Acierno, P. Harrison, G. Zummo
      Pages 204-219
    6. G. di Prisco, R. D’Avino, C. Caruso, M. Tamburini, L. Camardella, B. Rutigliano et al.
      Pages 263-281
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 283-292

About these proceedings


Biology of Antarctic Fish presents the most recent findings on the biology of fish in the unique environment of the Antarctic ocean. At present the year-round temperature of the coastal waters is very near -1,87 ° C, the equilibrium temperature of the ice-seawater mixture. This extremely low temperature affects different levels of organization of fish life: individuals, organ systems, cells, organelles, membranes, and molecules. Exploring ecology, evolution, and life history as well as physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of Antarctic fish the book describes the mechanisms of cold adaptation at all these levels. It provides material for discussion also for fundamental questions in the field of adaptation to an extreme environment and therefore is of particular interest not only to specialized scientists, but also to those involved in basic and evolutionary biology.


Antarctic Antarktis Fische Fish Kälteadaptation Notothenioidei Teleostei biochemistry cold adaptation ecology environment temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Guido di Prisco
    • 1
  • Bruno Maresca
    • 2
  • Bruno Tota
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Protein Biochemistry and Enzymology (IBPE)Italian National Research CouncilNaplesItaly
  2. 2.International Institute of Genetics and BiophysicsCNRNaplesItaly
  3. 3.University of CalabriaArcavacata di Rende (CS)Italy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76219-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76217-8
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