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The echidna manifests typical characteristics of rapid eye movement sleep


Nicol, SC and Andersen, NA and Phillips, NH and Berger, RJ, The echidna manifests typical characteristics of rapid eye movement sleep, Neuroscience Letters, 283, (1) pp. 49-52. ISSN 0304-3940 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0304-3940(00)00922-8


The failure to identify rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) in an early study of the echidna at an unmeasured ambient temperature (T(a)) was unexpected, as its brain stem structures resemble those that generate REMS in other mammals. However, typical mammalian REMS was evident in echidnas exposed to several T(a)s. The parallel presence of REMS in birds points to its reptilian origin. Copyright (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Comparative physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Nicol, SC (Associate Professor Stewart Nicol)
UTAS Author:Andersen, NA (Dr Niels Andersen)
ID Code:20054
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:32
Deposited By:Anatomy and Physiology
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-04

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