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Meal size effects on the postprandial metabolic response of Bothrops alternatus (Serpentes: Viperidae)

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Autor(es):
Gavira, Rodrigo S. B. [1] ; Andrade, Denis V. [1]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, BR-13506900 Rio Claro - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Zoologia; v. 30, n. 3, p. 291-295, JUN 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 3
Resumo

We examined the effects of meal size on the postprandial metabolic response of the lancehead Bothrops alternatus (Dumeril, Bibron \& Dumeril, 1894), fed mice equaling to 5, 10, 20, and 40% of the snake's body mass. The maximum O-2 Consumption rates measured during digestion increased With meal Size, reaching levels Up to 2.8-7.8-fold higher than the metabolic rate measured during fasting. Specific Dynamic Action (SDA) duration also increased with meal size, lasting from 54 to 212 hours to complete. Under our experimental conditions, 30 degrees C, the majority of our snakes failed to completely digest prey with a relative size of 40%. The SDA coefficient ranged from 17 to 27% of the energy content of the meal and was not affected by meal size. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/03186-2 - Determinantes do aumento metabólico pós-prandial em Urutus, Bothrops alternatus (serpentes, Viperidae)
Beneficiário:Rodrigo Samuel Bueno Gavira
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado