Correlations between structure and function in the design of the bat lung: a morphometric study.

@article{Maina1984CorrelationsBS,
  title={Correlations between structure and function in the design of the bat lung: a morphometric study.},
  author={John N Maina and Abigail Selzer King},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1984},
  volume={111},
  pages={43-61}
}
The lungs of five species of bat Pipistrellus pipistrellus, Miniopterus minor (Peters), Tadarida mops (De Blainville), Cynopterus brachyotis (Muller) and Cheiromeles torquatus (Horstield) have been analysed by morphometric techniques. The mean body weight (W) ranged from 5 g in Pipistrellus pipistrellus to 173 g in Cheiromeles torquatus; the lung volume (VL) ranged from 0.3 cm3 in Pipistrellus to 10 cm3 in Cheiromeles. The volume densities or the main components of the bat lung, namely the… CONTINUE READING
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