carnivory


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carnivory

(kɑːˈnɪvərɪ)
n
the eating of animal flesh
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Cut and tooth mark distributions on large animal bones: ethnoarchaeological data from the Hadza and their implications for current ideas about early human carnivory.
In the animal microbiome, the researchers noted, studies comparing large numbers of species have shown that host diet -- for example, herbivory versus carnivory -- has a large effect on the structure of microbial communities in their guts.
Most gastropods rely on the use of a buccal apparatus including the radula, with constantly replaced rows of teeth, for scraping surfaces for microalgae or penetrating macroalgae (Peile 1937, Padilla 1985, Padilla 2004), or for carnivory and drilling through the shells or tests of hard prey (Carriker et al.
Manitoba, Canada) approaches the phenomenon of human carnivory from both the nutritional/evolutionary perspective and the perspective of environmental impacts from modern meat production, with an eye toward hard numbers and critical examination of commonly cited documents.
In two separate treatises--published in 1875 and 1880, respectively--Darwin produced some of the earliest work on both carnivory and movement in plants, also bringing the implications of these phenomena to the attention of a wide audience for the first time.
In a comparison of 67 mammalian species, including humans, apes, mice, and killer whales, among many others, researchers from Lund University in Sweden found a clear correlation between carnivory and earlier weaning.
This is the case for atmospheric species in the tillandsioids (Tomlinson, 1970), aroid vines such as Monstera tuberculata, which produces only saucer-shaped leaves throughout their life time (Lee & Richards, 1991), life-long carnivorous plants as descendents of species, in which carnivory was originally restricted to the early stages of ontogeny as in a few extant species (Barthlott et al.
Pitcher plants use carnivory to supplement their nutrient supplies (Gray and others 2006).
He covers the anatomy and physiology of Nepenthes, the evolution of carnivory in flowering plants, biogeography and taxonomy of Nepenthes worldwide, and the Malaysian Nepenthes.
In the conclusion of Insectivorous Plants, Darwin put carnivory in the larger context of the methods by which plants obtain resources.