The influence of thermal and hydric environments on embryonic use of energy and nutrients, and hatchling traits, in the wall lizards (Podarcis muralis)

  title={The influence of thermal and hydric environments on embryonic use of energy and nutrients, and hatchling traits, in the wall lizards (Podarcis muralis)},
  author={Xiang Ji and Florentino Bra{\~n}a},
  journal={Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-molecular \& Integrative Physiology},
  • X. JiF. Braña
  • Published 1 October 1999
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