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|Title:||Daily torpor in a pregnant common blossom-bat ('Syconycteris australis': Megachiroptera)||Contributor(s):||Geiser, Fritz (author) ; Koertner, Gerhard (author) ; Law, Bradley S. (author)||Publication Date:||2001||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2801||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||Other Links:||http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/256/paper/AM01053.htm
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