By Carlos Arturo Navas,José Eduardo Carvalho
Numerous animal species stay in environments characterised by way of a seasonal aid within the availability of water, which frequently yet now not consistently happens while temperatures are optimum. for plenty of such animals, survival through the hardest season calls for spending lengthy classes of time in a slightly inactive country referred to as aestivation. yet aestivation is way greater than final inactive. winning aestivation calls for the choice of a formal microhabitat, variable levels of metabolic arrest and responsiveness to exterior stimuli, the power to experience the right kind time of yr for emergence, the upkeep of inactive tissue, and masses extra. So, aestivation includes a posh selection of behaviors, ecological institutions and physiological alterations that fluctuate throughout species of their kind, value and direction. This ebook seeks to discover the phenomenon of aestivation from diversified views and degrees of association, starting from microhabitat choice to genetic keep an eye on of physiological alterations. It brings jointly authors from internationally engaged on varied systematic teams, ways, and questions, yet who're all finally operating to raised comprehend the complicated factor of aestivation.
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Aestivation: Molecular and Physiological Aspects: 49 (Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology) by Carlos Arturo Navas,José Eduardo Carvalho