Carbon monoxide and the embryo.

  • Michael Robkin
  • Published 1997 in
    The International journal of developmental…

Abstract

Mammals are homeotherms and expend considerable energy maintaining their body temperatures. The temperature of a mammalian embryo on the other hand is maintained by the mother and the embryo can devote its metabolic energy to growth and development. The mammalian embryo is acting as a poikilotherm and its energy needs are thus considerably less than if it… (More)

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