Energy Homeostasis in Monotremes

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Nicol, Stewart C.;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Neuroscience,volume 11 (issn: 1662-4548, eissn: 1662-453X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00195, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00195/full, pmc: PMC5399094
  • Subject: platypus | evolution of endothermy | thyroid | brown adipose tissue | Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry | basoendothermy | Neuroscience | RC321-571 | Review | echidna | hibernation | leptin

In 1803, the French anatomist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire decided that the newly described echidna and platypus should be placed in a separate order, the monotremes, intermediate between reptiles and mammals. The first physiological observations showed monotremes had... View more
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