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Fig. 5 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 5

From: Time budget, oxygen consumption and body mass responses to parasites in juvenile and adult wild rodents

Fig. 5

Null model for a behavior-mediated effect of fleas on oxygen consumption. Mean (±SE) differences between observed and expected standardized changes in O2 consumption rates (ml  g− 1 min− 1) between post- and pre-experimental days by flea-free (white) and flea-infested (grey) juvenile and adult Meriones crassus. Standardized changes are measured as the proportion of differences in consumption between post- and pre-experimental days to the consumption in the two pre-experimental days. Expected changes are based solely on behavioral changes due to flea effects (see section 2.3)

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