Aquatic Animal Nutrition: A Mechanistic Perspective from Individuals to Generations

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Aquatic Animal Nutrition: A Mechanistic Perspective from Individuals to Generations

Aquatic Animal Nutrition: A Mechanistic Perspective From Individuals To Generations

By Christian E. W. Steinberg

Aquatic Animal Nutrition: A Mechanistic Perspective from Individuals to Generations PDF is a unique cross fertilization of aquatic ecology and aquaculture. It shows how diets structure the digestive tract and its microbiota and, in turn, the microbiota influences life history traits of its host, including behavior. Short-term starvation can have beneficial effects on individuals themselves and succeeding generations which may acquire multiple stress resistances – a mechanism strengthening the persistence of populations. From terrestrial, but not yet from aquatic animals, it is understood that circadian the rhythmicity makes toxins or good food. On the long-term, the dietary basis impacts succeeding generations and can trigger a sympatric speciation by (epi)-genetics.
This volume defines gaps in nutritional research and practice of farmed fishes and invertebrates by referring to knowledge from marine and freshwater biology. It also points out that dietary benefits and deficiencies have effects on several succeeding generations, indicating that well designed diets may have the potential to successfully improve broodstock and breeding effort.

  • Unique cross fertilization of aquatic ecology and aquaculture
  • Defines gaps in nutritional research and practice of farmed fishes and invertebrates
  • Comparative and broad taxonomic coverage of aquatic animals
  • Comprehensive coverage of mechanisms at three levels
Table of Contents

Introduction – ‘You Are What You Eat’

Diets and Digestive Tracts – ‘Your Food Determines Your Intestine’

The Intestinal Microbiota – ‘Your Eating Feeds a Plethora of Guests’ and ‘This Plethora of Guests Determines Who You Are and How Well You Do’

Dietary Restriction, Starvation, Compensatory Growth – ‘Short-Term Fasting Does Not Kill You: It Can Make You Stronger’

Chrononutrition – ‘The Clock Makes Good Food’

Transgenerational Effects – ‘Your Offspring Will Become What You Eat’

Trophic Diversification and Speciation – ‘Your Eating Fuels Evolution’

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