Fasting triggers hypothermia, and ambient temperature modulates its depth in Japanese quail Coturnix japonica.

@article{BenHamo2010FastingTH,
  title={Fasting triggers hypothermia, and ambient temperature modulates its depth in Japanese quail Coturnix japonica.},
  author={Miriam Ben-Hamo and Berry Pinshow and Marshall D McCue and scott R. McWiLLiAMs and Ulf Bauchinger},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={156 1},
  pages={84-91}
}
We tested three hypotheses regarding the cues that elicit facultative hypothermia in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica): H(1)) Ambient temperature (T(a)), alone, influences the onset and depth of hypothermia; H(2)) Fasting, alone, influences the onset and depth of hypothermia; H(3)) T(a) acts synergistically with fasting to shape the use of hypothermia. Eight quail were maintained within their thermoneutral zone (TNZ) at 32.6+/-0.2 degrees C, and eight below their lower critical temperature (T… CONTINUE READING