Performance correlates of resting metabolic rate in garden skinks Lampropholis delicata

Merritt, Lucy, Matthews, Philip G. D. and White, Craig R. (2013) Performance correlates of resting metabolic rate in garden skinks Lampropholis delicata. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 183 5: 663-673. doi:10.1007/s00360-012-0736-x


Author Merritt, Lucy
Matthews, Philip G. D.
White, Craig R.
Title Performance correlates of resting metabolic rate in garden skinks Lampropholis delicata
Journal name Journal of Comparative Physiology B   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0174-1578
Publication date 2013-07
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00360-012-0736-x
Volume 183
Issue 5
Start page 663
End page 673
Total pages 11
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Resting metabolic rates can vary greatly between individuals of the same species. These differences are generally repeatable and show moderate-to-high heritability, suggesting that they could be a target for natural selection. The present study therefore aimed to determine if inter-individual differences in resting metabolic rates (RMR) in garden skinks Lampropholis delicata were associated with inter-individual differences in a suite of physiological and behavioural variables: aerobic capacity, burst sprinting speed and thermal preference. Whole-animal measures of aerobic capacity and RMR were significantly positively correlated, but mass-independent measures were not. Burst sprinting speed and thermal preference were also not correlated with RMR.
Keyword Thermal preference
Aerobic capacity
Sprint speed
Anaerobic Swimming Performance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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