Effects of Alcohol and Training on Exercise Performance and Muscle Recovery Biochemistry in the Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei)
Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. Biology Dept.
Catherine R. Bevier
Paul G. Greenwood
Andrea R. Tilden
Contrary to previous research, training may improve exercise performance in a lizard, the brown anole. A brief, two-week training period resulted in increased performance speed and distance before exhaustion in trained lizards. Trained lizards were also able to more effectively use leg glycogen stores, however each of these improvements were not found in lizards treated with alcohol. Liver glycogen concentrations were also lower in alcohol-treated lizards, and patterns of liver glycogen concentrations during recovery indicate some hepatic lactate gluconeogenesis.
Locomotion, Lizards, Alcohol, Glycogen concentrations, Hepatic lactate gluconeogenesis
Recommended CitationMcGovern, MaryClaire, "Effects of Alcohol and Training on Exercise Performance and Muscle Recovery Biochemistry in the Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei)" (2008). Honors Theses. Paper 566.
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