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Flight needs vs short lifespan

Postby Pajarita » Tue May 19, 2020 10:49 am

This is a super interesting study! They wanted to figure out how birds, having the 'most metabolically intense form of locomotion' (namely, flight) of all the vertebrates manage to have long lives because, normally, high metabolism = high oxidation = short lifespan. Read it and find out!

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-16129-4
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