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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Aestivation and time dilation in anurans


Volume 11, Issue 4, June 2015, Pages 881–885

 Aestivation and time dilation in anurans

Dr. Med Sayed Mahmoud1

1 Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt

Original language: English

Received 19 April 2015

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Aestivating frogs are able to withstand long periods of immobilisation whilst appearing to maintain their muscle mass and contractile performance. The functional capacity of critical muscles is also not compromised upon emergence from aestivation. Years of starvation and immobilisation endured by aestivating anurans has no deleterious effect on their muscles, bones, water content, or stomach and liver integrity, which suggests there is some sort of time dilation at work in aestivating frogs that makes months or years inside their aestivation cocoon pass as days or weeks would when active normally.

Author Keywords: Aestivation, time dilation, anurans.


How to Cite this Article


Dr. Med Sayed Mahmoud, “Aestivation and time dilation in anurans,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 881–885, June 2015.