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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (12): 2349–2358.
Published: 15 June 2013
.... Differences in observed levels of milk production under different conditions may then reflect a complex interplay between factors limiting maternal performance (peripheral limitation and heat dissipation: generally better when it is cooler) and factors influencing maximum pup growth (litter size...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (23): 4255–4266.
Published: 1 December 2003
... for correspondence (e-mail: e.krol@abdn.ac.uk ) 14 8 2003 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2003 2003 asymptotic food intake digestibility reproductive output peripheral limit heat dissipation limit laboratory mouse Mus musculus The maximum sustained rate at which animals can...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (23): 4267–4281.
Published: 1 December 2003
.... To distinguish between the two hypotheses,we examined milk energy output at peak lactation in MF1 laboratory mice exposed to 30°C ( N =12), 21°C ( N =10; published data)and 8°C ( N =10; published data). The peripheral limitation hypothesis predicts that milk energy output will remain constant at different...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (23): 4283–4291.
Published: 1 December 2003
... at 8°C and 21°C having significantly higher increases in RMR than mice at 30°C (29.6 kJ day –1 , 25.5 kJ day –1 and 8.1 kJ day –1 , respectively). The observed changes in visceral organs and RMR are consistent with both the heat dissipation and peripheral limit hypotheses. However, mice exposed to 8°C...