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Seasonal response of ghrelin, growth hormone, and insulin-like growth factor I in the free-ranging Florida manatee (<i>Trichechus manatus latirostris</i>)

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Rachel L Tighe, Robert K. Bonde, and Julie P. Avery, 2016, Seasonal response of ghrelin, growth hormone, and insulin-like growth factor I in the free-ranging Florida manatee (<i>Trichechus manatus latirostris</i>): Mammalian Biology, v. 81, iss. 3.

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Seasonal changes in light, temperature, and food availability stimulate a physiological response in an animal. Seasonal adaptations are well studied in Arctic, Sub-Arctic, and hibernating mammals; however, limited studies have been conducted in sub-tropical species. The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), a sub-tropical marine mammal, forages less during colder temperatures and may rely on adipose stores for maintenance energy requirements. Metabolic hormones, growth hormone (GH), insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I, and ghrelin influence growth rate, accretion of lean and adipose tissue. They have been shown to regulate seasonal changes in body composition. The objective of this research was to investigate manatee metabolic [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.mambio.2016.02.006
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