2012

Comparative Physiology of Fasting, Starvation, and Food Limitation

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ISBN: 978-3-642-29055-8 (Print) 978-3-642-29056-5 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

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    Pages 1-5

    An Introduction to Fasting, Starvation, and Food Limitation

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    Pages 7-23

    A History of Modern Research into Fasting, Starvation, and Inanition

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    Pages 25-35

    Starvation in Rotifers: Physiology in an Ecological Context

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    Pages 37-51

    Drosophila as a Model for Starvation: Evolution, Physiology, and Genetics

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    Pages 53-68

    Metabolic Transitions During Feast and Famine in Spiders

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    Pages 69-89

    Adaptation of the Physiological, Endocrine, and Digestive System Functions to Prolonged Food Deprivation in Fish

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    Pages 91-102

    Starvation in Subterranean Species Versus Surface-Dwelling Species: Crustaceans, Fish, and Salamanders

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    Pages 103-131

    Physiological Responses to Starvation in Snakes: Low Energy Specialists

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    Pages 133-154

    Cardiovascular Circuits and Digestive Function of Intermittent-Feeding Sauropsids

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    Pages 155-170

    Thermoregulatory Adaptations to Starvation in Birds

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    Pages 171-192

    Fasting in Birds: General Patterns and the Special Case of Endurance Flight

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    Pages 193-206

    Tissue-Specific Mass Changes During Fasting: The Protein Turnover Hypothesis

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    Pages 207-216

    Seasonal Changes in Body Mass and Energy Balance in Wild Small Mammals

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    Pages 217-236

    Changes in Form and Function of the Gastrointestinal Tract During Starvation: From Pythons to Rats

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    Pages 237-255

    Changes in Fatty Acid Composition During Starvation in Vertebrates: Mechanisms and Questions

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    Pages 257-275

    Physiological Responses to Fasting in Bats

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    Pages 277-296

    Muscle Protein and Strength Retention by Bears During Winter Fasting and Starvation

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    Pages 297-307

    Seasonal Starvation in Northern White-Tailed Deer

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    Pages 309-336

    Fasting Physiology of the Pinnipeds: The Challenges of Fasting While Maintaining High Energy Expenditure and Nutrient Delivery for Lactation

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    Pages 337-364

    The Use and Application of Stable Isotope Analysis to the Study of Starvation, Fasting, and Nutritional Stress in Animals

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