Nonshivering thermogenesis and cold resistance during seasonal acclimatization in the Djungarian hamster

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Djungarian hamsters,Phodopus sungorus, improved their cold limit during seasonal acclimatization from −24°C in summer to −68°CT a in winter. This was primarily due to an increase in their capacity for nonshivering thermogenesis from 23.4 mW/g in summer to 59.4 mW/g in winter, assisted by an improved utilization of heat in smaller winter acclimatized… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00735708

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@article{Heldmaier2004NonshiveringTA, title={Nonshivering thermogenesis and cold resistance during seasonal acclimatization in the Djungarian hamster}, author={Gerhard Heldmaier and Stephan Steinlechner and Johannes Rafael}, journal={Journal of comparative physiology}, year={2004}, volume={149}, pages={1-9} }