Huddling: brown fat, genomic imprinting and the warm inner glow

Date Published:

Feb 26


Heat generated by huddling animals is a public good with a private cost and thus vulnerable to exploitation, as illustrated by recent work on rabbits and penguins. Effects of imprinted genes on brown adipose tissue suggest that non-shivering thermogenesis is an arena for intragenomic conflict.


Haig, DavidengEngland2008/02/28 09:00Curr Biol. 2008 Feb 26;18(4):R172-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2007.12.040.

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