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Animal Energetics, Volume 1: Protozoa through Insecta provides information pertinent to bioenergetics, which is the study of energy transformation in living systems that can be studied at various levels of biological organization, including organismic, population, as well as molecular and cellular. This book discusses the various facets of animal energetics. Comprised of 10 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the wide spectrum of trophic types found within the free-living Protozoa. This text then discusses the substantial differences that occur in the growth, respiration, and overall feeding activities of sponges. Other chapters consider the evolution of symbioses in platyhelminths and rhynchocoelans, which provides an opportunity to understand the physiological adaptations that are favored in their life cycle. This book discusses as well the data on energetics of predators, pests, and parasitoids. The final chapter deals with the inherent difficulties encountered in the estimation of bioenergetics components. Nutritionists, biologists, physiologists, and ecologists will find this book useful.
III. Egestion and Excretion
VI. Budgets and Efficiencies
II. Obtaining Resources
III. Resource Use
IV. Energetic Budgets and Efficiencies
II. Feeding Mechanisms
III. Feeding Activators
IV. Prey Types Used by Coelenterates
V. Ingestion Rates
VI. Digestion, Assimilation, and Transport
VIII. Dissolved Organic Material as a Source of Energy and Nutrients
X. Anaerobic Metabolism, Oxygen Debt, and Response to Hypoxia
XI. Expansion and Contraction Behavior
XII. The Role of Symbiotic Algae
XIII. Uptake of Inorganic Nutrients from Seawater and Host Wastes by Symbiotic Algae
XIV. Translocation and Utilization of Photosynthates
XV. Photosynthesis, Primary Production, and Contributions to Coelenterate Energetics
XVI. Growth Rates
4 Platyhelminthes and Rhynocoela, with Special Reference to the Triclad Turbellarians
II. Acquisition of Energy
III. Utilization of Energy
II. Life History
III. Ingestion and General Feeding Biology
IV. Locomotion and the Cost of Swimming
V. Respiration, Water Regulation, and Excretion
VI. Polymorphism and Rotifer Energetics
VII. Growth and Production
VIII. Chemostat Study of Rotifer Energetics
IX. Energy Budgets and Energetic Efficiencies
III. Digestion, Assimilation, and Defecation
IV. Cellular Energy Metabolism and Respiration
VII. Energy Budgets and Conversion Efficiencies
VIII. Adaptive Characteristics
IX. The Functional Role of Nematodes in Benthic Ecosystems
VI . Ecological Efficiencies
8 The Other Annelids
VI. Modeling and Ecological Efficiencies
III. Production (Growth and Reproduction)
VI . Excretion, Exuviae, and Leakage
VII. Energy Budgets
III. Egestion and Assimilation
VI. Budget and Balance
Index to Volumes 1 and 2
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- © Academic Press 1987
- 11th December 1987
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
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