digestion efficiency
measured as the proportion of food that does not survive passage through the gut

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Efficiency of conversion — The efficiency of conversion of ingested food to body substance (ECI), can be used to compare the weight different animals gain after eating a certain quantity of feed. Effectively represents efficiencies of both digestion (approximate… …   Wikipedia

  • Anaerobic digestion — and regenerative thermal oxidiser component of Lübeck mechanical biological treatment plant in Germany, 2007 …   Wikipedia

  • Chromosome conformation capture — Technologies Chromosome conformation capture,[1] or 3C, is a high throughput molecular biology technique used to analyze the organization of chromosomes in a cell s natural state. Studying the structural properties …   Wikipedia

  • Common Flat Lizard — Adult male at N wanetsi River, Kruger National Park (South Africa) Probably P. i. intermedius Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Death zone — The death zone, in mountaineering, refers to altitudes above a certain point where the amount of oxygen cannot sustain human life. The point is generally tagged as between 7000 meters (22,950 feet)cite web |url= http://www.8000metres.com/death… …   Wikipedia

  • Effects of high altitude on humans — Climbing Mount Rainier. The effects of high altitude on humans are considerable. The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea …   Wikipedia

  • environmental works — ▪ civil engineering Introduction       infrastructure that provides cities and towns with water supply, waste disposal, and pollution control services. They include extensive networks of reservoirs, pipelines, treatment systems, pumping stations …   Universalium

  • Sewage treatment — The objective of sewage treatment is to produce a disposable effluent without causing harm to the surrounding environment, and also prevent pollution.[1] Sewage treatment, or domestic wastewater treatment, is the process of removing contaminants… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of environmental science — This is a glossary of environmental science.Environmental science is the study of interactions among physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment. Environmental science provides an integrated, quantitative, and… …   Wikipedia

  • animal — animalic /an euh mal ik/, animalian /an euh may lee euhn, mayl yeuhn/, adj. /an euh meuhl/, n. 1. any member of the kingdom Animalia, comprising multicellular organisms that have a well defined shape and usually limited growth, can move… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”