Cellular metabolic rate is influenced by life-history traits in tropical and temperate birds.

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Ana Gabriela Jimenez; James Van Brocklyn; Matthew Wortman; Joseph B Williams;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 9,issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3907555, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087349
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology | Molecular Cell Biology | Ornithology | Medicine | Anatomy and Physiology | Q | R | Evolutionary Biology | Biochemistry | Science | Metabolism | Physiological Processes | Energy Metabolism | Zoology
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In general, tropical birds have a “slow pace of life,” lower rates of whole-animal metabolism and higher survival rates, than temperate species. A fundamental challenge facing physiological ecologists is the understanding of how variation in life-history at the whole-or... View more
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