Seasonal torpor and normothermic energy metabolism in the Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

@article{Levesque2009SeasonalTA,
  title={Seasonal torpor and normothermic energy metabolism in the Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)},
  author={Danielle L Levesque and Glenn J Tattersall},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2009},
  volume={180},
  pages={279-292}
}
To assess the changes in thermoregulatory characteristics that accompany the seasonal expression of torpor we measured seasonal differences in body mass adjustments, body temperature (T b) and metabolic rate (MR) in both summer- and winter-acclimated individuals from a species of food-storing hibernator, the Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus). Torpor occurred only in the winter and was associated with lower normothermic T b, during inter-bout arousal periods than in the summer. Chipmunks… CONTINUE READING
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