Specific dynamic action of ambystomatid salamanders and the effects of meal size, meal type, and body temperature.

@article{Secor2006SpecificDA,
  title={Specific dynamic action of ambystomatid salamanders and the effects of meal size, meal type, and body temperature.},
  author={Stephen L. Sinden Kenneth W. Knutson M. D. Groskopp D. R. Secor and Matthew T. Boehm},
  journal={Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ},
  year={2006},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={720-35}
}
The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in studies of amphibian and reptile specific dynamic action (SDA). These studies have demonstrated that SDA, the summed energy expended on meal digestion and assimilation, is affected significantly by meal size, meal type, and body size and to some extent by body temperature. While much of this attention has been directed at anuran and reptile SDA, we investigated the effects of meal size, meal type, and body temperature on the postprandial… CONTINUE READING
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