Comparative Physiology of Fasting, Starvation, and Food Limitation

@inproceedings{McCue2012ComparativePO,
  title={Comparative Physiology of Fasting, Starvation, and Food Limitation},
  author={Marshall D. McCue},
  booktitle={Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
  year={2012}
}
  • M. McCue
  • Published in Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Biology
Marshall D. McCue: An introduction.- Jean-Herve Lignot, Yvon LeMaho: A history of modern research into fasting, starvation, and inanition.- Kevin L. Kirk: Starvation in rotifers: physiology in an ecological context.- Allen G. Gibbs, Lauren A. Reynolds: Drosophila as a model for starvation.- Johannes Overgaard, Tobias Wang: Metabolic transitions during feast and famine in spiders.- Nadav Bar, Helene Volkoff: Adaption of the physiological, endocrine and the digestive system functions to prolonged… 

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