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Submitted by mkomtangi on Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:04

Temperature is the intensity of thermal energy within a substance or object and can vary
between being hot or cold. When it is too cold cell proteins may be destroyed as ice forms, or as
water is lost, heat coagulates proteins and changes the cell structure and function. Metabolic
activities of microbes, plants and animals are regulated by enzymes and those enzymes are
influenced by temperature, especially increased temperature, up to a certain limit. Increased
temperature brings about increased enzymatic activity, resulting in an increased rate of
metabolism. Temperature can have many effects on an organism, it can affect their cell structure,
metabolism, growth and even their behavior.