Water balance in Monodelphis domestica (Didelphidae) from the semiarid Caatinga of Brazil.

@article{Christian1983WaterBI,
  title={Water balance in Monodelphis domestica (Didelphidae) from the semiarid Caatinga of Brazil.},
  author={Dieter Pfoser Christian},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. A, Comparative physiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={665-9}
}
1. Water conservation and energy metabolism in a semiarid-area, neotropical marsupial (Monodelphis domestica) were studied in the laboratory. 2. The rate of energy consumption in this species is low, corresponding with results reported for Australian and other neotropical marsupials. 3. Evaporative water loss rate is low and comparable to that of several… CONTINUE READING