The evolution of endothermy: testing the aerobic capacity model

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Date: Oct. 1995
From: Evolution(Vol. 49, Issue 5)
Publisher: Society for the Study of Evolution
Document Type: Article
Length: 11,371 words

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The aerobic capacity model is one of the verbal models that was proposed to explain the selective evolution of endothermy. The model was tested by comparing its postulates with those of six alternative models. The underlying evolutionary mechanisms by which the model operates were also analyzed and evaluated by using a combination of mechanistic physiological and quantitative-genetic approaches.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A17951655