Comparative Physiology of Fasting, Starvation, and Food by Marshall D. McCue (auth.), Marshall D. McCue (eds.)

By Marshall D. McCue (auth.), Marshall D. McCue (eds.)

All animals face the potential for nutrients dilemma and finally starvation-induced mortality. This e-book summarizes cutting-edge of hunger biology from the ecological motives of meals challenge to the physiological and evolutionary outcomes of lengthy fasting. it truly is written for an viewers with an figuring out of basic rules in animal body structure, but deals a degree of study and interpretation that might have interaction pro scientists. every one bankruptcy is written via energetic researchers within the box of comparative body structure and attracts at the fundamental literature of hunger either in nature and the laboratory. The chapters are geared up between huge taxonomic different types, similar to protists, arthropods, fishes, reptiles, birds, and flying, aquatic, and terrestrial mammals together with people; really well-studied animal versions, e.g. endotherms are additional equipped by way of experimental methods, equivalent to analyses of blood metabolites, good isotopes, thermobiology, and modeling of physique composition.

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Differing types of selection at the extreme latitudes could result in higher starvation resistance in both regions. For example, global scale atmospheric circulation patterns (Hadley cells) create 4 Drosophila as a Model for Starvation: Evolution, Physiology, and Genetics 39 Fig. 1 Starvation resistance of 22 species of Drosophila. Male flies were assayed at 25°C. Open circles, tropical species; filled circles, temperate species. Triangles indicate tropical and temperate populations of D. melanogaster and D.

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