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Glycogen levels in field and laboratory-acclimated richardson ground squirrels

Authors
Journal
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A Physiology
0300-9629
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
62
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0300-9629(79)90067-7
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract 1. 1. Low glycogen levels in field ground squirrels (compared to laboratory-acclimated ground squirrels) may reflect the nutritional value of food in the natural environment, as well as energy requirements for maintenance, growth and fat deposition. 2. 2. In field ground squirrels glycogen levels were lower in juveniles than in adults. Energy expenditure for growth may result in decreased glycogen synthesis in juveniles.

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