Sturkie's Avian Physiology

Sturkie's Avian Physiology

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Sturkie's Avian Physiology is the classic comprehensive single volume on the physiology of domestic as well as wild birds. The Sixth Edition is thoroughly revised and updated, and features several new chapters with entirely new content on such topics as migration, genomics and epigenetics. Chapters throughout have been greatly expanded due to the many recent advances in the field. The text also covers the physiology of flight, reproduction in both male and female birds, and the immunophysiology of birds. The Sixth Edition, like the earlier editions, is a must for anyone interested in comparative physiology, poultry science, veterinary medicine, and related fields. This volume establishes the standard for those who need the latest and best information on the physiology of birds. Includes new chapters on endocrine disruptors, magnetoreception, genomics, proteomics, mitochondria, control of food intake, molting, stress, the avian endocrine system, bone, the metabolic demands of migration, behavior and control of body temperature Features extensively revised chapters on the cardiovascular system, pancreatic hormones, respiration, pineal gland, pituitary gland, thyroid, adrenal gland, muscle, gastro-intestinal physiology, incubation, circadian rhythms, annual cycles, flight, the avian immune system, embryo physiology and control of calcium. Stands out as the only comprehensive, single volume devoted to bird physiology Offers a full consideration of both blood and avian metabolism on the companion website ( 9780124071605). Tables feature hematological and serum biochemical parameters together with circulating concentrations of glucose in more than 200 different species of wild birdsThe reader is referred to recent elegant studies for detailed information from feed deprivationa€“refeeding schedules on the ... excess in energy intake (a€œluxusa€ energy consumption) relative to the energy needed for maintenance and production. ... adaptations in hepatic lipogenesis when switching from high- to lowprotein diets and vice versa (Rosebrough et al., 2011). ... biochemical level of the hepatic intermediary metabolism are discussed in detail elsewhere ( Swennen et al., 2007a).

Title:Sturkie's Avian Physiology
Author:Colin G. Scanes
Publisher:Elsevier - 2014-06-30


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