The digestive system of vertebrates shows a wide range of adaptations to the different diets, environments, and physiological characteristics of mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, and amphibians. This book describes the general characteristics of the digestive system in each of the major groups of vertebrates and discusses different adaptations for the ingestion and digestion of food, motor activity, absorption of nutrients, and the neurohumoral control of these processes. Its main purpose is to demonstrate the importance of this information for both the propagation and preservation of a given species and the understanding of basic physiological mechanisms.
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This book is for anyone interested in the structural and functional characteristics of the digestive system and how these vary among vertebrates. It discusses all of the major aspects of nutrition, anatomy and physiology in vertebrates and emphasizes the relationship between digestive strategies and the diet and environment.Review:
"This book provides a fund of knowledge and a very good guide and serves as a source for future studies in areas of nutrition, physiology, endocrinology and bowel mechanism." C.V.R. Indira, The Ind. Journal of Nutr. Diet.
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Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110521330440
Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0521330440