Metabolic Rates of Short-Tailed Shrews

  title={Metabolic Rates of Short-Tailed Shrews},
  author={William J. Platt},
  journal={Physiological Zoology},
  pages={75 - 90}
  • W. Platt
  • Published 1 April 1974
  • Biology
  • Physiological Zoology
Shrews are known to have high metabolic rates. Gebczynski (1965) compiled estimates of the metabolic rates of different shrews and from these data concluded that the metabolism of shrews is higher than would be expected on the basis of body weight alone. One major question posed in this study was the nature of major factors contributing to the high rates of metabolism of shrews as measured under laboratory conditions. In order to answer this question, the rates of oxygen consumption of short… 

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