24 Aug Hummingbird exploration in the Welch Lab at UTSC
Hummingbird metabolic rate is a marvel of evolutionary engineering. These small birds can electricity all of their energetic hovering flight by burning the sugar contained in the floral nectar of their diet.
New exploration from the University of Toronto Scarborough demonstrates they are equally adept at burning each glucose and fructose, which are the specific elements of sugar a special trait other vertebrates simply cannot obtain.
Professor Ken Welch describes.
For far more details about Dr. Welch’s exploration, go to Functional Ecology on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/TGczsWrCre4