The physiology of long-distance migration: extending the limits of endurance metabolism

@article{Weber2009ThePO,
  title={The physiology of long-distance migration: extending the limits of endurance metabolism},
  author={Jean-Michel Weber},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={212},
  pages={593 - 597}
}
  • J. Weber
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Biology
  • Journal of Experimental Biology
SUMMARY Long-distance migrants have evolved specific adaptations that make their athletic records possible. Unique mechanisms explaining their amazing capacity for endurance exercise have now been uncovered, particularly with respect to energy storage, mobilization, transport and utilization. Birds are champions of migration because flying offers a key compromise: it allows more rapid movement than swimming, but has a lower cost of transport than running. High efficiency for muscle contraction… 

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