J M Starck
Affiliation: Friedrich Schiller University
- Bone microstructure and developmental plasticity in birds and other dinosaursJ Matthias Starck
Institute of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Jena, Jena, Germany
J Morphol 254:232-46. 2002..We propose that such developmental plasticity in modern birds may be reduced in association with the shortened developmental time during the later evolution of the ornithurine birds...
- Intestinal nutrient uptake measurements and tissue damage: validating the everted sleeves methodJ M Starck
Institute of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Erbertstrasse 1, Jena, D 07743, Germany
Physiol Biochem Zool 73:454-60. 2000..We conclude that a histological evaluation is necessary to assess the reliability of the method before it is applied to adults or to the developmental stage of any species...
- Structural flexibility of the intestine of Burmese python in response to feedingJ M Starck
Institute of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Erbertstrasse 1, D 07743 Jena, Germany
J Exp Biol 204:325-35. 2001....
- Structural flexibility of the small intestine and liver of garter snakes in response to feeding and fastingJ Matthias Starck
Institute of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Jena, Erbertstrasse 1, D 07743 Jena, Germany
J Exp Biol 205:1377-88. 2002..Comparative evidence suggests that the transitional mucosal epithelium is an ancestral character of snakes and that feeding ecology is not directly related to the cytological features of the mucosal epithelium...
- Patterns of blood flow during the postprandial response in ball pythons, Python regiusJ Matthias Starck
Department of Biology II, University of Munich (LMU, Grosshaderner Strasse 2, D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany
J Exp Biol 208:881-9. 2005....
- Physiological and morphological responses to feeding in broad-nosed caiman (Caiman latirostris)J Matthias Starck
Department of Biology, University of Munich LMU, Munich, Germany
J Exp Biol 210:2033-45. 2007....
- Postprandial responses in the African rhombig egg eater (Dasypeltis scabra)Johannes Grossmann
Department of Biology, Biocenter Martinsried, University of Munich (LMU, Grosshadernerstrasse 2, D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany
Zoology (Jena) 109:310-7. 2006..A comparison with literature data supports the idea that SDA is mainly determined by gastric function and that it is low in egg eaters because they do not have to break down solid meals in the stomach as other snake species do...
- Developmental variability during early embryonic development of zebra fish, Danio rerioKai Schmidt
Department of Biology II, University of Munich (LMU, D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany
J Exp Zoolog B Mol Dev Evol 302:446-57. 2004..We suggest that internal constraints determine the patterns of variability during early embryonic development of zebra fish...
- Pythons metabolize prey to fuel the response to feedingJ Matthias Starck
Department of Biology II, University of Munich LMU, Luisenstrasse 14 16, D 80333 Munich, Germany
Proc Biol Sci 271:903-8. 2004..We conclude that pythons metabolize their prey to fuel SDA. The slowly declining delta13C values indicate that less enriched tissues (bone, cartilage and collagen) from the mouse become available after several days of digestion...
- Anatomical and histological changes in the alimentary tract of migrating blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla): a comparison among fed, fasted, food-restricted, and refed birdsWilliam H Karasov
Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Physiol Biochem Zool 77:149-60. 2004..have excess digestive capacity, it may also be that the physiological process or processes limiting very high feeding rate lie elsewhere than in the digestive system...
- Anatomy of the middle ear of the Japanese crane Grus japonensis (Gruidae: Aves)Willie Vorster
Department of Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, 7505 Tygerberg, South Africa
J Morphol 257:260-9. 2003..The crane middle ear shows the plesiomorphic pattern of middle ear structures of neognathous birds. We propose a one-lever-arm functional model for the middle ear of the crane, similar to that of paleognathous birds...
- Phenotypic flexibility of structure and function of the digestive system of Japanese quailJ Matthias Starck
Institute of Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Jena, Erbertstrasse 1, D-07743 Jena, Germany
J Exp Biol 206:1887-97. 2003..During changes of organ size in response to changes in food composition, resting metabolic rate was not altered...
- Causal and historical evolutionary biology: papers in honour of Professor Klaus Peter SauerTheo C M Bakker
Zoology (Jena) 110:331-5. 2007