Natural selection on thermogenic capacity of high-altitude deer mice

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Date: Aug. 1999
From: Evolution(Vol. 53, Issue 4)
Publisher: Society for the Study of Evolution
Document Type: Article
Length: 47 words

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Research indicates that endothermy and aerobic metabolism may have rapidly evolved along the geological time scale. Studies were based on deer mice, Peromyscus maniculatus, at high altitudes, and involved observations of thermogenic capacity, or the maximal oxygen consumption rate prompted by cold exposure, as selected by phenotype.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A58429817