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Effect of fasting on resting metabolic rate and postprandial metabolic response in Silurus meridionalis

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Resting metabolic rate in southern catfish of 2 and 5 day fasting groups were significantly higher than that of the 15 day fasting group (P < 0·05). After feeding, peak metabolic rate of specific dynamic action (SDA) of the 15 day fasting group was significantly lower than that of the 2 and 5 day fasting groups (P < 0·05). The duration of the SDA of the 15 day fasting group was significantly longer than that of the 2 day fasting group (P < 0·05) and the SDA coefficient of the 15 day fasting group was significantly lower than that of the 2 day fasting group (P < 0·05).
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Keywords: fasting; lie‐and‐wait forager; metabolic rate; specific dynamic action

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: College of Life Sciences, Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing, 400047, China

Publication date: 01 July 2005

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