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Animals at the extremes: polar biology
Animals at the extremes: polar biology

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Figure 16
Figure 16 The numbers of adipocytes in some temperate-zone and tropical carnivorous and non-ruminant herbivorous mammals, compared with similar measurements on some naturally obese arctic species: polar bears, arctic foxes, wolverines and Svalbard reindeer. The large shaded circles enclose numerous measurements from humans and wild specimens of the four arctic species

 3.5 The structure of adipose tissue