Energetics of hibernating yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris).

  title={Energetics of hibernating yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris).},
  author={K. Armitage and D. Blumstein and B. Woods},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  volume={134 1},
  • K. Armitage, D. Blumstein, B. Woods
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology
  • Yellow-bellied marmots (Rodentia: Sciuridae) typically hibernate for eight months. [...] Key Result This study explored energetic costs of hibernation in young and adults at 10 and 6 degrees C. Age significantly affected the percent time torpid, total and mass-specific VO(2), use of energy during torpor, and daily mass loss at 6 degrees C. Thus young had a higher mass-specific VO(2) during a torpor bout, which was attributed to higher metabolism during deep torpor.Expand Abstract
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