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Effect of season on thermoregulation, metabolism and ventilation of the southern brown bandicoot Isoodon obesulus (Marsupialia: Peramelidae).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18286524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seasonal variation in various thermoregulatory, metabolic and ventilatory parameters was examined for southern brown bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus fusciventer) from a Mediterranean climate near Perth, Western Australia. There was significant seasonal variation over the four annual seasons at thermoneutrality (Ta=30 degrees C) in body temperature, oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production, respiratory exchange ratio, total evaporative water loss, wet and dry thermal conductance and tidal volume but not mass, ventilatory frequency, minute volume or oxygen extraction efficiency. Only carbon dioxide production and respiratory exchange ratio showed an annual pattern that was significantly related to season, with both being significantly higher in winter, presumably as a result of greater and higher quality food availability.
Alexander Neil Larcombe; Philip Carew Withers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental zoology. Part A, Ecological genetics and physiology     Volume:  309     ISSN:  1932-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-09     Completed Date:  2008-06-17     Revised Date:  2009-10-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101297745     Medline TA:  J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Zoology, School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Body Temperature Regulation / physiology*
Body Weight
Carbon Dioxide / metabolism
Energy Metabolism / physiology*
Marsupialia / physiology*
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Pulmonary Ventilation / physiology*
Water Loss, Insensible / physiology
Western Australia
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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