Biomechanics of Feeding in Vertebrates
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Although feeding is not yet been thoroughly studied in manyvertebrates taxa, and different conceptual andmethodological approaches of the concerned scientists make asynthesis difficult, the aim of the editors is to provide acomprehensive overview of the feeding design in aquatic andterrestrial vertebrates with a detailed description of itsfunctional properties. The book emphasizes the constantinteraction between function and form, behaviour andmorphology in the course of evolution of the feedingapparatus and way of feeding both complementary andbasically related to survival interspecific…mehr

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Although feeding is not yet been thoroughly studied in manyvertebrates taxa, and different conceptual andmethodological approaches of the concerned scientists make asynthesis difficult, the aim of the editors is to provide acomprehensive overview of the feeding design in aquatic andterrestrial vertebrates with a detailed description of itsfunctional properties. The book emphasizes the constantinteraction between function and form, behaviour andmorphology in the course of evolution of the feedingapparatus and way of feeding both complementary andbasically related to survival interspecific competition,adaptation to environmental changes and adaptive radiations.Special stress is drawn onquantification of theobservational and experimental data on the morphology andbiomechanics of the feeding design and its element jaws,teeth, hyoidean apparatus, tongue, in order to allow presentand further comparisons in an evolutionary perspective.
  • Produktdetails
  • Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology .18
  • Verlag: Springer / Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-642-63399-7
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
  • Seitenzahl: 376
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. November 2012
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 155mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 569g
  • ISBN-13: 9783642633997
  • ISBN-10: 3642633994
  • Artikelnr.: 39491832
Inhaltsangabe
1 Functional Properties of the Feeding Musculature.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Functional Properties of Individual Muscle Fibers.- 3 Fiber Types and Contractile Properties in Vertebrate Feeding Muscles.- References.- 2 Feeding Mechanisms in Sharks and Other Elasmobranchs T.H Frazzetta.- 1 Chondrichthyian Fishes.- 2 Elasmobranchs.- 3 The Shark Jaw Apparatus.- 4 Feeding behavior.- 5 Morphomechanics and function.- 6 Other Elasmobranchs.- 7 Conclusions.- References.- 3 The Pharyngeal Apparatus in Teleost Feeding.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Morphology.- 3 Role of the Pharyngeal Apparatus in Food Processing.- 4 Development of the Pharyngeal Jaws.- 5 Polymorphism and Plasticity of the Pharyngeal Jaw Apparatus.- 6 Concluding Remarks.- References.- 4 Feeding in Tetrapods.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Problems and Solutions for Terrestrial Feeding.- 3 Amphibians: Conflict and Prey Ingestion.- 4 Reptilian and Mammalian Prey Ingestion.- 5 Teeth, Crushing and Mastication.- 6 The Adductor Muscles and Their Action Patterns.- 7 Cycles.- 8 Overview.- References.- 5 Sensorimotor Processes That Underlie Feeding Behavior in Tetrapods.- 1 Behavior Patterns Related to Feeding.- 2 Definitions Referring to "Sensori-", "Motor-", and "Command-".- 3 The Motor Part of Prey Snapping in Toads.- 4 The Feature-Analyzing Part of Prey Catching.- 5 A Concept of a Neuronal Circuit for the Tongue Flip.- References.- 6 Amphibian Feeding Behavior: Comparative Biomechanics and Evolution.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Overview of Feeding Mechanics in Fishes.- 3 Salamander Feeding Mechanics.- 4 Frog Feeding Mechanics.- 5 Comparative Analysis of Amphibian Feeding.- 6 Recommendations and Future Directions.- References.- 7 Biomechanics of the Hyolingual System in Squamata.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Functional and Biomechanical Studies of the Hyolingual System.- 3 Evolutionary Comparison of Hyolingual Biomechanics 234 References.- 8 Behavioral Mechanisms of Avian Feeding.- 1 Introduction.- 2 General Food Acquisition Mechanism: Pecking.- 3