Research Paper Volume 9, Issue 2 pp 487—493

Telomeres shorten and then lengthen before fledging in Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus)

Figure 1. Telomere length shortens and then elongates in Magellanic penguins. Telomere length shortens in early life, but returns to hatch day length by age 30 days. Groups (A/B) that do not share the same heading letter are significantly different. Dark bars within boxes represent group means, sample sizes presented under means, and bars are standard error.