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Synonyms for poikilothermic

of animals except birds and mammals

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Evolutionary importance for the membrane enhancement of the production of vitamin D3 in the skin of poikilothermic animals.
Ticks are poikilothermic parasites that depend on ambient temperature for their activities, with the minimum thermal threshold being 14[degrees]C (3) and optimum physiological development occurring between 27 and 32[degrees]C (4).
Furthermore, fish cells retain important traits like poikilothermic behaviour, unique xenobiotic metabolism, and low rate of repair mechanism [148], thus, making fish as sentinel organism for biomonitoring studies.
Temperature regulates hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) in a poikilothermic vertebrate, crucian carp (Carassius carassius).
Single copy of Dicer gene occurs in nematodes (Caenorhabditis sp.), mammals and poikilothermic vertebrates.
Since adult myiasis-causing flies are poikilothermic, their activity is affected by weather conditions (mainly temperature [9]).
For poikilothermic groups such as insects, the capacity to adapt to different temperature regimes is particularly important for invasive species.
Mahboob et al.(1995) suggested that application of supplementary feed along with chemical fertilizers and organic manure is the best mean to obtain maximum fish production within the limited possible time in semi intensive culture system.During the current studies it was observed that higher fish production can be obtained in the warmer months than colder ones because fish is poikilothermic and there is considerable reduction in feed consumption and metabolism which is evident from the fact that Labeo rohita Catla catla and Cyprinus carpio showed themaximum increment in average body weight in the month of July and minimum in February.
Ectothermic (also known as poikilothermic) animals control their body temperature (~22[degrees]C) by means of external heat sources and include both invertebrates (all arthropods, including insects, worms, crustacea, and their relatives) and lower vertebrates (fish, amphibians, and reptiles).
Cotner et al., "Temperature and the chemical composition of poikilothermic organisms," Functional Ecology, vol.
Li et al., "Coping with cold: an integrative, multitissue analysis of the transcriptome of a poikilothermic vertebrate," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
Coloration in reptiles, as in other poikilothermic vertebrates, is determined by chromatophores (BECHTEL, 1995).
Most fish species cultivated in aquaculture are poikilothermic and are adapted to lower temperatures (Heuer et al.