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Oxygen Diffusion in Simple Organisms

Author(s): Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1

University of Tennessee Knoxville

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Summary:
This module introduces equations related to oxygen diffusion in the context of understanding the relationship between oxygen needs and metabolism. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

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Version 1.0 - published on 15 Feb 2019 doi:10.25334/Q47B1B - cite this

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This activity maps to the OpenStax biology textbook, 19.1 Population Evolution

Student Introduction: Many simple organisms do not have specialized respiratory structures and instead obtain oxygen by diffusion through their body surfaces.

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