Kidney Mass and Relative Medullary Thickness of Rodents in Relation to Habitat, Body Size, and Phylogeny

@article{AlKahtani2004KidneyMA,
  title={Kidney Mass and Relative Medullary Thickness of Rodents in Relation to Habitat, Body Size, and Phylogeny},
  author={Mohammed A Al-Kahtani and Carlos Zuleta and Enrique Caviedes-Vidal and Theodore Garland Jr.},
  journal={Physiological and Biochemical Zoology},
  year={2004},
  volume={77},
  pages={346 - 365}
}
We tested the hypotheses that relative medullary thickness (RMT) and kidney mass are positively related to habitat aridity in rodents, after controlling for correlations with body mass. Body mass, mass‐corrected kidney mass, mass‐corrected RMT, mass‐corrected maximum urine concentration, and habitat (scored on a semiquantitative scale of 1–4 to indicate increasing aridity) all showed statistically significant phylogenetic signal. Body mass varied significantly among habitats, with the main… Expand
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