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Nitrogen excretion rate and oxygen consumption and temperature

In a lab we looked at the effects of different temperatures on the rate of oxygen consumption and nitrogen excretion in the goldfish. we found that oxygen consumption and nitrogen excretion both increased as the temperature increased. What are some reasons for these increses in oxygen consumption and nitrugen excretion with increases in temperature?

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It's not too complicated. Just consider the basics of all chemical reactions -- including biochemical ones. What happens when the temperature is increased? Chemical reaction rates increase. Translating this concept into the biological world, we have another issue to consider, however. And ...

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The nitrogen excretion rate and oxygen consumptions and temperatures are analyzed. The effects of different temperatures are given.