Acclimatisation


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Acclimatisation

Biology The adaptation of an organism to new environmental conditions. 
Microbiology The adjustment of bacteria in culture to changes in nutrients and temperature, which may require enzymatic changes.
Physiology A reversible, noninheritable change in the anatomy or physiology of an organism which enables it to survive in an alien environment or in altered environmental conditions.

ac·cli·ma·ti·za·tion

(ă-klī'mă-tī-zā'shŭn)
Physiologic adaptation to a variation in environmental factors such as temperature, climate, or altitude.
Synonym(s): acclimatisation.
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However, a sudden decrease in Pa[O.sub.2] without adequate time for acclimatisation is highly likely to manifest as acute illness.
The Societe did not restrict the pages of its bulletin to acclimatisation. In articles on wild animals the utilitarian argument was clearly visible in the distinction between useful and harmful animals.
"I would rather suggest that there is an acclimatisation process or period before they start work.
Some of the mechanisms of altitude acclimatisation include increase in erythropoiesis, red blood cell (RBC) mass, blood Hb concentration and V[O.sub.2max]; at mitochondrial level, elevated muscle efficiency and buffering capacity, as well as improvements in the structural and biochemical properties of skeletal muscle.
The total experiment lasted for 12 months, from seed inoculation to acclimatisation. The differentiation of protocorms of A.
Indeed, he didn't even admit that his expedition had employed radically different policies on oxygen, hydration and acclimatisation compared with previous expeditions.
Temperature, temperature extremes, and mortality: a study of acclimatisation and effect modification in 50 US cities.
Dubai A training camp in France followed by an acclimatisation period in Colombo is among the preparations planned for the UAE national tennis squad by the board of directors of Tennis Emirates.
Swann and England's three other firstchoice bowlers were joined in Brisbane yesterday by the remainder of the squad - fresh from beating Australia A in Hobart - having skipped the tourists' final warmup match in favour of early acclimatisation.
Swann and England's three other first-choice bowlers were joined in Brisbane yesterday by the remainder of the squad - fresh from beating Australia A in Hobart - having skipped the tourists' final warm-up match in favour of early acclimatisation.
After the completion of first phase of acclimatization, the influent COD concentration was increased from 1000 mg/l to 2000 mg/l in stepwise manner keeping influent PCE concentration constant at 50 mg/l for the second phase of acclimatisation of biomass to influent COD concentration of 2000 mg/l.
Murray has been struggling to reach top form since his Australian Open final defeat from Roger Federer in January, which has prompted his decision for additional "acclimatisation".