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Keywords: Monodelphis domestica
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (8): 1163–1169.
Published: 15 April 2009
... how gray short-tailed opossums( Monodelphis domestica ), which are generalized marsupials living on or near the ground, adjust to travel on rough and smooth 2 cm-diameter arboreal trackways. Limb contact position was determined via high-speed videography, and substrate reaction force was measured...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (16): 3159–3167.
Published: 15 August 2005
...Paul J. Schaeffer; Jason J. Villarin; David J. Pierotti; Daniel P. Kelly; Stan L. Lindstedt SUMMARY Monodelphis domestica (Didelphidae: Marsupialia) lacks brown adipose tissue and thus relies on skeletal muscle as its primary thermogenic organ. Following cold exposure, the aerobic capacity...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (24): 4325–4336.
Published: 15 November 2004
...Andrew R. Lammers; Audrone R. Biknevicius SUMMARY Effects of substrate diameter on locomotor biodynamics were studied in the gray short-tailed opossum ( Monodelphis domestica ). Two horizontal substrates were used: a flat `terrestrial' trackway with a force platform integrated into the surface...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (8): 1379–1388.
Published: 15 April 2003
... with gaits? Monodelphis domestica utilizes only fast walking and running trot gaits over a fivefold increase in speed, over which we could illicit constant velocity steps, although running trots were their preferred gait. In sustained level locomotion the opossums did not use other walking gaits presumed...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (5): 923–932.
Published: 01 March 2003
... maximum voluntary bite force data along Region I and II of the jaws of gray short-tailed opossums Monodelphis domestica . Then, growth series of M. domestica are used to assess how bite force potential changes with growth by evaluating craniodental changes using longitudinal sets of dorsoventral...