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Animals at the extremes: hibernation and torpor
Animals at the extremes: hibernation and torpor

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Further reading

Boyer, B. B. and Barnes, B. M. (1999) Molecular and metabolic aspects of mammalian hibernation – expression of the hibernation phenotype results from the coordinated regulation of multiple physiological and molecular events during preparation for and entry into torpor. Bioscience, 49, 713–724.
Van Breukelen, F. and Martin, S. L. (2002) Molecular Biology of Thermoregulation. Invited review. Molecular adaptations in mammalian hibernators: unique adaptations or generalised responses? Journal of Applied Physiology, 92, 2640–2647.