Biochemical Studies on Determination of the Role of Oxygen in the Metabolic Funcitons of the Clam Pleurobema Coccineum
1. The fresh-water clam, Pleurobema coccineum, demonstrates a relatively well developed Pasteur effect. 2. The time factor study affords some insight to the rates of glucose and glycogen metabolism under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. 3. Lactic acid was observed in minute quantities; the appearance or absence of lactic acid in the tissue is indicative of excretion, recycling and/or storage, which may be characteristic of the metabolic mechanism of this organism.