Unformatted text preview: Com pa rative physiology: "sca ling" of meta bolic rate and body mass across different species (Fie. a0.19) ]rfWv,OfA- "mixed" teeth structure for eating meat + plants: 2 x bladelike incisors, canine for biting/tea ring, premolars for grinding, mola rs for crushing 5. Digestive tract adaptations: stomach and intestine 7. Homeostatic mechanisms contribute to an animal's energy budget Energy obtained from food = Energy for metabolism, activity and storage When food intake is greater than energy used, excess nutrients can be stored Muscle and liver cells = main storage sites Homeostatic mechanisms balance storage vs. utilisation e.g. glucose homeostasis (Fig. 1-21)...
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- Fall '10
- homeostatic mechanisms, Digestive tract adaptations, Homeostatic mechanisms balance