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Lecture outline, Biology 152, 5 April 2010 Animal nutrition and digestion Nutrition From their food, animals require: A) Fuel, converted to ATP, which is used in many processes. B) Raw materials for biological synthesis a. Essential nutrients, cannot be synthesized by the by cells. Homeostasis (feedback loop) maintains blood sugar levels Undernourishment, overnourishment, and malnourishment You should know the general functions of vitamins and minerals (what is in the text) but you are not responsible for the details in Tables 41.1 and 41.2.
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Unformatted text preview: Digestion Food processing = ingestion, digestion, absorption, and elimination. Ingestion 3 categories (i.e., herbivore, omnivore, carnivore), 4 methods Digestion Intracellular vs. extracellular digestion Gastrovascular cavity Complete digestive tract one way path Regions and roles (oral cavity, esophagus, etc) Figure 41.13 what happens where. This is a good summary of enzyme action in the human digestive system Evolutionary adaptations to diets Example .herbivores and cellulose....
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