A P Riccio

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A wide variety of organisms exhibit various circadian rhythms in their behavior and physiology. Circadian rhythms are regulated by internal clocks that are generally entrained primarily by the environmental light:dark (L:D) cycle. There have been few studies of circadian rhythms in fossorial species that inhabit an environment where day-night variations are(More)
A wide variety of organisms exhibit circadian rhythms, regulated by internal clocks that are entrained primarily by the alternating cycle of light and darkness. There have been few studies of circadian rhythms in fossorial species that inhabit a microenvironment where day-night variations in most environmental parameters are minimized and where exposure to(More)
Body temperature (T(b)) and metabolic rate (O(2) consumption) were measured continuously in naked mole-rats. Circadian rhythms were observed for both parameters. Body temperature increased at the end of the light phase in a 12L:12D cycle in three of four animals. The remaining animal exhibited a freerunning rhythm of T(b). When animals had access to running(More)
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