Title

The Effect of Cold on the Efficiency of Phosphorylation in the Hamster

Publication Year

1960

Keywords

biology, animal science, hibernation, phosphorylation, hamsters, chemical energy

Disciplines

Animal Sciences | Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology | Biology | Life Sciences

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to study the effects of cold acclimatization on the chemical energy of an animal who can hibernate. Cold acclimatization is the process by which an animal's body adjusts to cold temperatures. Chemical energy is the energy given off during the oxidation of foods. This energy can either be incorporated in a special form to be sued as the animal's body needs it for work, or it can be given off as heat. The animal chosen for the project was the hamster.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Biology

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