Testing the use/disuse hypothesis: Pectoral and leg muscle changes in captive barnacle geese Branta leucopsis during wing moult

Steven J. Portugal, Susannah K S Thorpe, Jonathan A. Green, Julia P. Myatt, Patrick J. Butler, Steve Portugal

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2403-2410
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Experimental Biology
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2009


  • Barnacle geese
  • Moult
  • Muscle atrophy and hypertrophy
  • Physiological cross sectional area

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