Virginia Institute of Marine Science
A marked increase in the rate of respiration during early development has been noted in many different organisms (see Brachet, 1950 ; Boell, 1955). In most cases the changes in respiratory enzymes which might contribute to the respiratory increases have not been fully studied. Of particular interest in this connection are studies which have dealt with enzymes of the tricarboxylic acid (citric acid) cycle, as well as those investigations of the enzymes involved in the transfer of electrons between substrates and oxygen, via the systems which oxidize reduced pyridine nucleotides and succinic acid.
Contribution (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) no. 116.
Black, Robert E., Respiration, electron-transport enzymes, and Krebs-cycle enzymes in early developmental stages of the oyster Crassostrea virginica (1962). Biological Bulletin, 123(1), 58-70.