Dietary flexibility and intestinal plasticity in birds: a field and laboratory study.

@article{Sabat1998DietaryFA,
  title={Dietary flexibility and intestinal plasticity in birds: a field and laboratory study.},
  author={Pablo Sabat and Francisco F Novoa and Francisco Bozinovic and Carlos Mart{\'i}nez del Rio},
  journal={Physiological zoology},
  year={1998},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={
          226-36
        }
}
The adaptive modulation hypothesis posits that the expression of digestive proteins should be modulated in response to intake of their respective substrates. A corollary of this hypothesis suggests that dietary flexibility and digestive plasticity should be correlated. We examined these two hypotheses in two granivorous Chilean birds (Zonotrichia capensis and Diuca diuca) that differ in dietary breadth. D. diuca is a strict granivore, whereas Z. capensis also eats insects. In field-caught birds… CONTINUE READING

Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 55 CITATIONS, ESTIMATED 75% COVERAGE

FILTER CITATIONS BY YEAR

1998
2019

CITATION STATISTICS

  • 6 Highly Influenced Citations