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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (7): 1141–1147.
Published: 1 April 2008
... The Company of Biologists Limited 2008 2008 pitch roll aquatic locomotion lung alligator Alligator mississippiensis archosaur crocodilian diaphragm diaphragmaticus ischiopubis rectus abdominis intercostalis buoyancy metacentric height evolution ventilation ventilatory mechanics...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (16): 2811–2818.
Published: 15 August 2007
...Frank E. Fish; Sandra A. Bostic; Anthony J. Nicastro; John T. Beneski SUMMARY Crocodilians, including the alligator ( Alligator mississippiensis ), perform a spinning maneuver to subdue and dismember prey. The spinning maneuver, which is referred to as the `death roll',involves rapid rotation about...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (21): 4313–4318.
Published: 1 November 2006
.... The results from this study suggest that the diaphragmaticus muscle plays an important role in enabling large volumes of oxygen to be taken into the lungs in the post-prandial state. alligator Alligator mississippiensis CO 2 breathing diaphragmaticus ventilation post-prandial state vital capacity...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (1): 31–39.
Published: 1 January 2005
... and systemic vasodilation, may provide chronically hypoxic embryos with a new physiological repertoire for responding to hypoxia. cardiovascular embryonic American alligator Alligator mississippiensis development hypoxia. Environmental alterations during development induce phenotypic changes...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (3): 553–563.
Published: 22 January 2004
...Jeffrey S. Willey; Audrone R. Biknevicius; Stephen M. Reilly; Kathleen D. Earls SUMMARY Crocodilians tow their large muscular tail behind them during terrestrial bouts when they high walk (a walking trot). Analysis of ground reaction forces in the American alligator ( Alligator mississippiensis...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (16): 2895–2902.
Published: 15 August 2003
... American alligator Alligator mississippiensis The baroreflex, or pressure reflex, is the primary mechanism in adult vertebrates for rapid regulation of arterial pressure through changes in heart rate and peripheral resistance. Such a mechanism is important for buffering fluctuations in arterial...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (7): 1193–1200.
Published: 1 April 2003
... temperature fluctuations. Reptiles may also be active at seasonally varying body temperatures and could, therefore, gain selective advantages from regulating biochemical capacities. Hence, we tested the hypothesis that a reptile (the American alligator Alligator mississippiensis ) that experiences pronounced...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (13): 1843–1851.
Published: 1 July 2002
... alligators ( Alligator mississippiensis ) were used to examine the relationships between depolarization of the right ventricle,depolarization/contraction of the cog-wheel valve muscle and the resultant right ventricular, pulmonary artery and systemic pressures. Depolarization swept across the right ventricle...