Effects of diet quality on phenotypic flexibility of organ size and digestive function in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus)

@article{Liu2007EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of diet quality on phenotypic flexibility of organ size and digestive function in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus)},
  author={Quan-Sheng Liu and D. Wang},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2007},
  volume={177},
  pages={509-518}
}
  • Quan-Sheng Liu, D. Wang
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology B
  • In the context of evolution and ecology, there is a trade-off between the benefits of processing food through a digestive system with specific phenotypic attributes and the cost of maintaining and carrying the digestive system. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that digestive modulations at several levels can match each other to meet the energy and nutrient demands of Mongolian gerbils, a small granivorous rodent species, by acclimating them to a high-quality diet diluted with alfalfa… CONTINUE READING
    Ecological physiology of diet and digestive systems.
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    Comparative digestive physiology.
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