Barnacle geese achieve significant energetic savings by changing posture.

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Tickle, Peter G.; Nudds, Robert L.; Codd, Jonathan R.;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 7,issue 10 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3468609, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046950
  • Subject: Respiratory System | Research Article | Biology | Respiratory Physiology | Musculoskeletal System | Ornithology | Medicine | Anatomy and Physiology | Q | R | Biochemistry | Science | Metabolism | Physiological Processes | Animal Physiology | Energy Metabolism | Integrative Physiology | Zoology

Here we report the resting metabolic rate in barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) and provide evidence for the significant energetic effect of posture. Under laboratory conditions flow-through respirometry together with synchronous recording of behaviour enabled a calculat... View more
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