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Physiological and ecological adaptations to feeding in vertebrates / editors, J. Matthias Starck, Tobias Wang.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2005
Imprint:
Enfield, (NH) : Science Publishers, c2005.
Format:
  • Book
  • viii, 425 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • 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)
Contributor:
Starck, J. Matthias, 1958-
Wang, Tobias.
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ISBN:
1578082463
9781578082469

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