Seasonal Variations of Hair in Eothenomys miletus
Abstract: The role of seasonal change of hair in the regulation of body mass regulation and thermoregulation was examined in Eothenomys miletus in the present study. Mass of hair, body temperature and nonshivering thermogenesis (NST) were measured in E. miletus that were wild-captured over four seasons. The results showed that body temperature was significantly lower in winter, and mass of hair and NST were also higher than those in summer, mass of hair was 35.48% higher in winter compared with that in summer. These findings suggest that seasonal changes in the hair are em-ployed by the wild small mammals in response to seasonal environment fluctuations, and thus play important roles in the regulations of body mass regulation and thermoregulation.
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