Is tissue maturation necessary for flight? Changes in body composition during postnatal development in the big brown bat

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Patterns of offspring development reflect the availability of energy and nutrients, limitations on an individual’s capacity to use available resources, and tradeoffs between the use of nutrients to support current metabolic demands and tissue growth. To determine if the long period of offspring dependency in bats is associated with the need for an advanced… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00360-010-0521-7

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