Gestation increases the energetic cost of breathing in the lizard Tiliqua rugosa.

Abstract

High gestational loads result in fetuses that occupy a large proportion of the body cavity and may compress maternal organs. Compression of the lungs results in alterations in breathing patterns during gestation, which may affect the energetic cost of breathing. In this study, the energetic cost of breathing during gestation was determined in the viviparous… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.067827

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