1. 1. Fats of freshwater crustaceans overwintering in an active form are richer in long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (50%) than of those spending the winter in form of resting eggs (10%). 2. 2. The former species (Cyclops vicinus, Eudiaptomus gracilis) increase the level of docosahexaenoic acid from about 10 to 25% in their phospholipids with decreasing environmental temperature. 3. 3. Exposing warm-adapted Cyclops vicinus and Eudiaptomus gracilis to 5°C in laboratory brought about an increase in the phospholipid docosahexaenoic acid level from 10 to 24%. 4. 4. Ability to adapt membrane fluidity to the temperature might be important for survival at low temperatures.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology