Metabolic adjustments in breeding female kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) include changes in kidney metabolic intensity

@article{Rnning2008MetabolicAI,
  title={Metabolic adjustments in breeding female kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) include changes in kidney metabolic intensity},
  author={Bernt R\onning and B\orge Moe and Olivier Chastel and Juli Broggi and Magdalene Langset and Claus Bech},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2008},
  volume={178},
  pages={779-784}
}
Black-legged kittiwakes (BLKIs) reduce self-maintenance cost through reductions in mass-specific basal metabolic rate (BMR), body mass and the size of visceral organs during the chick-rearing period. In the present study, we measured kidney in vitro oxygen consumption and plasma 3,3′,5-triiodo-l-thyronine (T3) levels of incubating and chick-rearing female… CONTINUE READING