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Title: Daily torpor in a pregnant common blossom-bat ('Syconycteris australis': Megachiroptera)
Contributor(s): Geiser, Fritz  (author)orcid ; Koertner, Gerhard  (author)orcid ; Law, Bradley S. (author)
Publication Date: 2001
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Abstract: Torpor and reproduction in mammals are widely viewed as mutually exclusive processes. For most mammals, different energetic and hormonal demands appear to require a temporal sequence of torpor and reproduction within the yearly schedule. Torpor is charecterised by a pronounced fall in body temperature and metabolic rate, which results in an overall reduction of energy expenditure (Geiser and Ruf 1995) and in most mammals occurs during the non-reproductive season (Goldman et al. 1986; Barnes 1996). Reproduction, on the other hand, requires an increase of energy expenditure for acquiring, processing and transfer of nutrients to the growing offspring (Hoffman 1964; Goldman et al. 1986; Thompson and Nicoll 1986; Kenagy et al. 1989; Barnes 1996).
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Mammalogy, 23(1), p. 53-56
Publisher: Australian Mammal Society Inc.
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
ISSN: 0310-0049
Field of Research (FOR): 060604 Comparative Physiology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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