Respiratory and cutaneous water loss of temperate-zone passerine birds.

@article{Ro2010RespiratoryAC,
  title={Respiratory and cutaneous water loss of temperate-zone passerine birds.},
  author={Jennifer Ro and Joseph B. Williams},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={156 2},
  pages={
          237-46
        }
}
We measured respiratory water loss (RWL) and cutaneous water loss (CWL) of 12 species of passerine birds, all from a temperate environment, and related their CWL to classes of lipids within the stratum corneum (SC). We purposed to gain insight into the generality of patterns of CWL in birds that have been generated mostly from studies on species from deserts, and we addressed the hypothesis that CWL is a passive diffusion process. Despite taxonomic and ecological differences among 12 species of… CONTINUE READING

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