Mechanisms of Hummingbird Torpor

There are several mechanisms involved with the study of hummingbird torpor. While the biochemical pathways behind torpor in hummingbirds are not very well understood, there have been extensive studies of the respiration rates and energy costs of torpor in hummingbirds.
Energy Costs of Hummingbird Torpor
Respiratory and Metabolic Dynamics of Torpor
Corticosterone Pathway for Hummingbird Torpor

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