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Counting the cost of living: mitochondrial efficiency, environmental conditions, and performance in the wild

Project description

The evolution of metabolic efficiency

Energy production in the form of ATP determines an organism's metabolic fitness. However, metabolic rate is often confused with whole-animal oxygen consumption rate rather than the rate of ATP production. The EU-funded MitoWild project aims to address this misconception by developing methods that actually measure the rate of ATP synthesis in mitochondria. Using these methods on freshwater fish, scientists will determine the impact on aerobic work and rate of senescence. Importantly, by studying animals in their natural habitat, the project will unveil how environmental conditions select for metabolic efficiency by driving the evolution of particular mitochondrial phenotypes.

Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Net EU contribution
€ 2 445 128,75
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 445 128,75
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow

See on map

Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00