Understanding Adaptations and Responses to Change in Antarctica: Recent Physiological and Genomic Advances in Marine Environments

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Part of the From Pole to Pole book series (POLE)

Abstract

Antarctic marine environments are amongst the most extreme on Earth in several characteristics. They combine the globally lowest and most stable temperatures with the highest oxygen content and the greatest variability in other variables such as light intensity, ice cover and phytoplankton productivity (Peck et al. 2006).

Keywords

Southern Ocean Antarctic Peninsula Heat Shock Response Antifreeze Protein Antarctic Fish 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.British Antarctic SurveyNatural Environment Research CouncilCambridgeUK

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