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Comparative Physiology of Fasting, Starvation, and Food Limitation

Editors: McCue, Marshall D. (Ed.)

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  • The only up-to-date and comprehensive book on starvation biology
  • Written by active researchers in the field
  • A valuable source of information for scientists in animal physiology, nutrition, biochemistry and evolutionary adaptation
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All animals face the possibility of food limitation and ultimately starvation-induced mortality. This book summarizes state of the art of starvation biology from the ecological causes of food limitation to the physiological and evolutionary consequences of prolonged fasting. It is written for an audience with an understanding of general principles in animal physiology, yet offers a level of analysis and interpretation that will engage seasoned scientists. Each chapter is written by active researchers in the field of comparative physiology and draws on the primary literature of starvation both in nature and the laboratory. The chapters are organized among broad taxonomic categories, such as protists, arthropods, fishes, reptiles, birds, and flying, aquatic, and terrestrial mammals including humans; particularly well-studied animal models, e.g. endotherms are further organized by experimental approaches, such as analyses of blood metabolites, stable isotopes, thermobiology, and modeling of body composition.

About the authors

All animals face the possibility of food limitation and ultimately starvation-induced mortality. This book summarizes state of the art of starvation biology from the ecological causes of food limitation to the physiological and evolutionary consequences of prolonged fasting. It is written for an audience with an understanding of general principles in animal physiology, yet offers a level of analysis and interpretation that will engage seasoned scientists. Each chapter is written by active researchers in the field of comparative physiology and draws on the primary literature of starvation both in nature and the laboratory. The chapters are organized among broad taxonomic categories, such as protists, arthropods, fishes, reptiles, birds, and flying, aquatic, and terrestrial mammals including humans; particularly well-studied animal models, e.g. endotherms are further organized by experimental approaches, such as analyses of blood metabolites, stable isotopes, thermobiology, and modeling of body composition.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • An Introduction to Fasting, Starvation, and Food Limitation

    Pages 1-5

    McCue, Marshall D.

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

    Pages 7-23

    Lignot, Jean-Hervé (et al.)

  • Starvation in Rotifers: Physiology in an Ecological Context

    Pages 25-35

    Kirk, Kevin L.

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

    Pages 37-51

    Gibbs, Allen G. (et al.)

  • Metabolic Transitions During Feast and Famine in Spiders

    Pages 53-68

    Overgaard, Johannes (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparative Physiology of Fasting, Starvation, and Food Limitation
Editors
  • Marshall D. McCue
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29056-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29056-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29055-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44730-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 430
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