Physiological and ecological adaptations to feeding in vertebrates
- Enfield, (NH) : Science Publishers, c2005.
- Physical description
- viii, 425 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- General introduction-- the evolution of vertebrate feeding mechanisms-- adaptive interplay between feeding ecology and features of the digestive tract-- factors affecting digestive efficiency-- adjusting digestive capacity to change in amounts and types of foods eaten-- geographic variation - the effect of differences in environmental variation on phenotypic plasticity of organ size and function-- gastrointestinal responses to fasting in mammals - lessons from hibernators-- cardiorespiratory responses to the elevated metabolic rate during digestion-- determinants of intestinal brush border transport in ectotherms-- control of gut motility and secretion in fasting and fed non-mammalian vertebrates-- interplay between diet, microbes and immune defences of the gastrointestinal tract-- effects of dietary fatty acids on physiological performance in fish-- intestinal performance in developing fish larvae - proteins and amino acids-- flexibility of organ size and function in response to feeding and fasting-- the SDA response of ectothermic vertebrates - causes and determinants-- the interplay between food's stoichiometry, digestion and metabolism - using stable isotopes to find out what animals eat-- conclusions and perspectives.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- editors, J. Matthias Starck, Tobias Wang.