The development of thermoregulation in the marsupial brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Gemmell R.T. and Cepon G. (1993) The development of thermoregulation in the marsupial brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology, 106 2: 167-173. doi:10.1016/0300-9629(93)90497-R


Author Gemmell R.T.
Cepon G.
Title The development of thermoregulation in the marsupial brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula
Journal name Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-9629
Publication date 1993
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0300-9629(93)90497-R
Volume 106
Issue 2
Start page 167
End page 173
Total pages 7
Subject 1314 Physiology
1312 Molecular Biology
1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Abstract 1. 1. The adult possums showed a circadian rhythm of body temperature with a peak in temperature around midnight and a nadir at noon. 2. 2. The young possum within the pouch displayed a circadian rhythm with the highest temperatures during the day and the lowest in the early evening. 3. 3. Although the body temperature of the young possum exceeded that of the mother occasionally, for the major part of the 24 hr the body temperature of the young was lower than that of the mother. 4. 4. The young possum could maintain a steady body temperature between 140 and 167 days post partum. A circadian rhythm of temperature was observed between 157-190 days post partum. 5. 5. All adipose tissue examined with the light and electron microscope had the morphology of white adipose tissue.
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