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An integrative study of the temperature dependence of whole animal and muscle performance during jumping and swimming in the frog Rana temporaria

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An integrative study of the temperature dependence of whole animal and muscle performance during jumping and swimming in the frog Rana temporaria. / Navas, C A ; James, R S ; Wakeling, J M ; Kemp, K M ; Johnston, I A .

In: Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systems, and Environmental Physiology, Vol. 169, 12.1999, p. 588-596.

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Navas, CA, James, RS, Wakeling, JM, Kemp, KM & Johnston, IA 1999, 'An integrative study of the temperature dependence of whole animal and muscle performance during jumping and swimming in the frog Rana temporaria', Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systems, and Environmental Physiology, vol. 169, pp. 588-596.

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Navas, C. A., James, R. S., Wakeling, J. M., Kemp, K. M., & Johnston, I. A. (1999). An integrative study of the temperature dependence of whole animal and muscle performance during jumping and swimming in the frog Rana temporaria. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systems, and Environmental Physiology, 169, 588-596.

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Navas CA, James RS, Wakeling JM, Kemp KM, Johnston IA. An integrative study of the temperature dependence of whole animal and muscle performance during jumping and swimming in the frog Rana temporaria. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systems, and Environmental Physiology. 1999 Dec;169:588-596.

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Navas, C A ; James, R S ; Wakeling, J M ; Kemp, K M ; Johnston, I A . / An integrative study of the temperature dependence of whole animal and muscle performance during jumping and swimming in the frog Rana temporaria. In: Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systems, and Environmental Physiology. 1999 ; Vol. 169. pp. 588-596.

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