By Marshall D. McCue (auth.), Marshall D. McCue (eds.)
All animals face the potential for nutrients drawback and eventually starvation-induced mortality. This ebook summarizes cutting-edge of hunger biology from the ecological motives of meals hassle to the physiological and evolutionary effects of lengthy fasting. it really is written for an viewers with an realizing of common ideas in animal body structure, but bargains a degree of study and interpretation that would have interaction pro scientists. each 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 large taxonomic different types, equivalent to protists, arthropods, fishes, reptiles, birds, and flying, aquatic, and terrestrial mammals together with people; rather well-studied animal versions, e.g. endotherms are additional equipped through experimental ways, comparable to analyses of blood metabolites, good isotopes, thermobiology, and modeling of physique composition.
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As a result, they have long been used as model organisms for the study of life history and population ecology. Planktonic rotifers live in a world where food abundance can change rapidly and where food limitation is common and sometimes extreme. The goal of this review is to synthesize the ecological importance of variable food levels in nature with the physiological and life history responses of rotifers to starvation in the laboratory. There are about 2,000 described species in the phylum Rotifera, which is probably most closely related to acanthocephalan worms.