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Endothermy and activity in vertebrates.
Resting and maximal levels of oxygen consumption of endothermic vertebrates exceed those of ectotherms by an average of five- to tenfold. Endotherms have a much broader range of activity that can be
Thermal dependence of muscle function.
  • A. F. Bennett
  • Biology
    The American journal of physiology
  • 1 August 1984
TLDR
In vivo, dynamic processes dependent on contractile rates are positively temperature dependent, although with markedly lower Q10 values than those of isolated muscle; Static force application in vivo is nearly temperature independent.
The thermal dependence of lizard behaviour
The Molecular Diversity of Adaptive Convergence
TLDR
The pervasive presence of epistasis among beneficial mutations was inferred, which shaped adaptive trajectories into at least two distinct pathways involving mutations either in the RNA polymerase complex or the termination factor rho.
PHYLOGENETIC STUDIES OF COADAPTATION: PREFERRED TEMPERATURES VERSUS OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE TEMPERATURES OF LIZARDS
TLDR
A comparative study of evolutionary patterns in thermal preferences and the thermal dependence of sprinting in some Australian skinks suggests that low thermal preferences can evolve, even if this results in reduced performance.
Phylogenetic approaches in comparative physiology
TLDR
It is the personal opinion that the incorporation of phylogeny information into comparative studies has been highly beneficial, not only because it can improve the reliability of statistical inferences, but also because it continually emphasizes the potential importance of past evolutionary history in determining current form and function.
Thermal dependence of locomotor capacity.
  • A. F. Bennett
  • Biology
    The American journal of physiology
  • 1 August 1990
TLDR
The thermal dependence of locomotor performance capacity, particularly speed and endurance, in vertebrate ectotherms is examined and controlled studies show partial but incomplete adaptation to environmental temperature.
Experimental tests of the roles of adaptation, chance, and history in evolution.
TLDR
In both experiments, populations propagated in identical environments achieved similar fitnesses, regardless of prior history or subsequent chance events, and the evolution of cell size, a trait weakly correlated with fitness, was more strongly influenced by history and chance.
Coadaptation: A Unifying Principle in Evolutionary Thermal Biology*
TLDR
It is argued that major advances will require a quantitative theory of coadaptation that predicts which strategies should evolve in specific thermal environments and must also consider the biotic interactions that influence the net benefits of behavioral and physiological strategies.
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