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Keywords: carbon dioxide retentionClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (1990) 152 (1): 77–92.
Published: 1 September 1990
... dependence upon carbohydrate as a metabolic substrate during both states. Carbon dioxide retention occurred during the first 36h of estivation, resulting in an increase in hemolymph P CO CO2 and a decrease in pH. The respiratory acidosis during short-term estivation was not compensated by elevation...