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Science. 1974 Nov 22;186(4165):746-7.

Heat production and temperature regulation in eastern skunk cabbage.

Abstract

The spadix of Symplocarpus foetidus L. maintains an internal temperature 15 degrees to 35 degrees C above ambient air temperatures of -15 degrees to +15 degrees C. For at least 14 days it consumes oxygen at a rate comparable to that of homeothermic animals of equivalent size. Temperature regulation is accomplished by variations in respiratory rate.

PMID:
4417289
DOI:
10.1126/science.186.4165.746
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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