Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: stx climate: Aw, Cfa, Cfb migrate: phylum:
COMPLETE = 2.1 ecozone: TA food: bxM, xiHl class:
MRE = 0.016 habitat: 0iTh, 0iTf gender: Dg order:
SMSE = 0.028 embryo: Tv reprod: O family:

Zero-variate data
tg 35 34.98 (0.000521)dgestation timeHaysTien1993
tx150 149.8 (0.001463)dtime since birth at weaningMercShar1966
tp638 639.7 (0.00261)dtime since birth at pubertyRuss1982
am5621 5613 (0.001511)dlife spanWeigJone2005
Wwb0.61 0.6119 (0.003045)gwet weight at birthRuss1982
Wwx385 385.1 (0.0002738)gwet weight at weaningMercShar1966
Wwp7000 6211 (0.1127)gwet weight at pubertyRobiMorr1957
Wwi1.463e+04 1.464e+04 (0.001074)gultimate wet weightRuss1982
Ri0.004115 0.004242 (0.03079)#/dmaximum reprod rateAnAge
pL1.252e+05 1.247e+05 (0.003515)J/daverage yearly milk productionCorkDove1989
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalWallabia bicolorUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.04265cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.7188-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 20.07J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7944-growth efficiency
t_0 0 26.6dtime at start development


  • 90 percent of milk production originates from upregulation


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Bibtex file with references for this entry

Jessica Ridenour, 2013/06/11

accepted: 2015/11/06

refer to this entry as: AmP Wallabia bicolor version 2015/11/06