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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (15): 2676–2690.
Published: 1 August 2007
... in size and mass during ontogeny. The goal of this study was to examine how growth and development in the emu ( Dromaius novaehollandiae ) hindlimb skeleton reflects the demands placed upon it by ontogenetic changes in locomotor mechanics and body mass. Bone strain patterns in the femur and tibiotarsus...
J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (4): 597–606.
Published: 1 February 2004
... translated through egg size variation. We used the natural range in emu Dromaius novaehollandiae egg size, from 400 g to>700 g, to examine the influence of maternal investment in eggs on the morphology and physiology of hatchlings. Female emus provisioned larger eggs with a greater absolute amount...
J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (15): 2703–2710.
Published: 1 August 2003
... applicable to the emu, a ratite bird species. We studied cardiovascular physiology over the interval from 60% to 90% of the emu's 50-day incubation period. During this period,embryonic emus exhibit a slight fall in resting heart rate (from 171 beats min -1 to 154 beats min -1 ) and a doubling of mean...
J Exp Biol (1983) 104 (1): 193–201.
Published: 1 May 1983
...Barbara Grubb; Darwin D. Jorgensen; Melinda Conner ABSTRACT Cardiovascular variables were studied as a function of oxygen consumption in the emu, a large, flightless ratite bird well suited to treadmill exercise. At the highest level of exercise, the birds’ rate of oxygen consumption...