Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: stx climate: Aw, BSk migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.1 ecozone: TA food: bxM, xiHl
MRE = 0.026 habitat: 0iTa, 0iTi, 0iTs, 0iTh gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.024 embryo: Tv reprod: O

Zero-variate data
tg29.4 29.41 (0.0002083)dgestation timeMerc1976
tx328 323.7 (0.01309)dtime since birth at weaning LincRenf1981, Russ1982
tp365 396.5 (0.08635)dtime since birth at puberty Merc1976, Russ1982
am6168 6178 (0.001519)dlife spanWeigJone2005
Wwb0.634 0.6502 (0.0256)gwet weight at birthHaysTien1993
Wwx2287 2300 (0.005796)gwet weight at weaningLincRenf1981
Wwp3510 3359 (0.04295)gwet weight at pubertyLincRenf1981
Wwi1.6e+04 1.647e+04 (0.02926)gultimate wet weightLincRenf1981
Ri0.00274 0.002817 (0.02807)#/dmaximum reprod rateMerc1976
pL9.118e+04 8.877e+04 (0.02646)J/daverage yearly milk productionCorkDove1989
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMacropus agilisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.03333cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8597-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 27.48J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0019931/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8007-growth efficiency


  • 90 percent of milk production originates from upregulation


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Jessica Ridenour, 2013/06/11 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/11/14)

accepted: 2016/11/14

refer to this entry as: AmP Macropus agilis version 2016/11/14