Metabolic Response of Plectus murrayi to Changing Climate and Lengthening Summers
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Nematode, Antarctica, Climate Change, Metabolism
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Over the last 20 years, the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica (MCM) have experienced increased summer temperatures and melting events due to climate change. While most dominant nematode species in the MCM have experienced steady population decline over the last 20 years, Plectus murrayi, a hardy Antarctic nematode that can survive extreme desiccation and freezing, has experienced a consistent increase in population size. In order to determine why P. murrayi has experienced constant population growth while other Antarctic nematodes have experienced decline, and to predict how P. murrayi may respond to future climate driven changes, we measured the metabolic response of P. murrayi to increasing temperatures in conformance with Criddle et. al.
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Robinson, Colin M.; Hansen, Lee; Xue, Xia (Summer); and Adams, Byron J., "Metabolic Response of Plectus murrayi to Changing Climate and Lengthening Summers" (2021). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2021. 17.
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