Individual variation in the basal metabolism of Zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata : no effect of food quality during early development

@inproceedings{Bech2004IndividualVI,
  title={Individual variation in the basal metabolism of Zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata : no effect of food quality during early development},
  author={Claus Bech},
  year={2004}
}
We investigated the physiological background to individual variation in basal metabolic rate (BMR) in a laboratory population of a small passerine bird, the Zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata. We especially explored whether food-quality during early development influenced the BMR later in life. Zebra finches were raised on two different food regimes; one (dlow qualityT) involving only mixed seed diet, while the other (dhigh qualityT) in addition including a protein supplement and daily fresh hard… CONTINUE READING

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