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Inside JEB: Brains, not biochemistry, speed up hot flies

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It's a predicament to which warm-blooded (endothermic) animals cannot relate: the sun nips out from behind a cloud and suddenly your entire metabolism bursts into action as the warmth seeps in. ‘If it is hotter, more energy gets input into a system and hence the system goes faster’, says Andrea Soto-Padilla from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.


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    Soto-Padilla, A., Ruijsink, R., Sibon, O. C. M., van Rijn, H. & Billeter, J-C., 22-May-2018, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 221, 10, 9 p., 74151.

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