Comparative Physiology of Fasting, Starvation, and Food by Marshall D. McCue

By Marshall D. McCue

All animals face the potential for meals issue and eventually starvation-induced mortality. This booklet summarizes cutting-edge of hunger biology from the ecological factors of meals drawback to the physiological and evolutionary effects of lengthy fasting. it really is written for an viewers with an realizing of basic rules in animal body structure, but bargains a degree of study and interpretation that would interact professional scientists. every one bankruptcy is written by way of lively researchers within the box of comparative body structure and attracts at the basic literature of hunger either in nature and the laboratory. The chapters are equipped between vast taxonomic different types, comparable to protists, arthropods, fishes, reptiles, birds, and flying, aquatic, and terrestrial mammals together with people; relatively well-studied animal types, e.g. endotherms are extra equipped by means of experimental techniques, akin to analyses of blood metabolites, good isotopes, thermobiology, and modeling of physique composition.

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