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Overview of FEED, the feeding experiments end-user database.

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Wall, CE; Vinyard, CJ; Williams, SH; Gapeyev, V; Liu, X; Lapp, H; German, RZ
Published in: Integrative and comparative biology
August 2011

The Feeding Experiments End-user Database (FEED) is a research tool developed by the Mammalian Feeding Working Group at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center that permits synthetic, evolutionary analyses of the physiology of mammalian feeding. The tasks of the Working Group are to compile physiologic data sets into a uniform digital format stored at a central source, develop a standardized terminology for describing and organizing the data, and carry out a set of novel analyses using FEED. FEED contains raw physiologic data linked to extensive metadata. It serves as an archive for a large number of existing data sets and a repository for future data sets. The metadata are stored as text and images that describe experimental protocols, research subjects, and anatomical information. The metadata incorporate controlled vocabularies to allow consistent use of the terms used to describe and organize the physiologic data. The planned analyses address long-standing questions concerning the phylogenetic distribution of phenotypes involving muscle anatomy and feeding physiology among mammals, the presence and nature of motor pattern conservation in the mammalian feeding muscles, and the extent to which suckling constrains the evolution of feeding behavior in adult mammals. We expect FEED to be a growing digital archive that will facilitate new research into understanding the evolution of feeding anatomy.

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Published In

Integrative and comparative biology

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EISSN

1557-7023

ISSN

1540-7063

Publication Date

August 2011

Volume

51

Issue

2

Start / End Page

215 / 223

Related Subject Headings

  • Vocabulary, Controlled
  • User-Computer Interface
  • Sucking Behavior
  • Phylogeny
  • Muscles
  • Mammals
  • Jaw
  • Internet
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Evolutionary Biology
 

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Wall, C. E., Vinyard, C. J., Williams, S. H., Gapeyev, V., Liu, X., Lapp, H., & German, R. Z. (2011). Overview of FEED, the feeding experiments end-user database. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51(2), 215–223. https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icr047
Wall, Christine E., Christopher J. Vinyard, Susan H. Williams, Vladimir Gapeyev, Xianhua Liu, Hilmar Lapp, and Rebecca Z. German. “Overview of FEED, the feeding experiments end-user database.Integrative and Comparative Biology 51, no. 2 (August 2011): 215–23. https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icr047.
Wall CE, Vinyard CJ, Williams SH, Gapeyev V, Liu X, Lapp H, et al. Overview of FEED, the feeding experiments end-user database. Integrative and comparative biology. 2011 Aug;51(2):215–23.
Wall, Christine E., et al. “Overview of FEED, the feeding experiments end-user database.Integrative and Comparative Biology, vol. 51, no. 2, Aug. 2011, pp. 215–23. Epmc, doi:10.1093/icb/icr047.
Wall CE, Vinyard CJ, Williams SH, Gapeyev V, Liu X, Lapp H, German RZ. Overview of FEED, the feeding experiments end-user database. Integrative and comparative biology. 2011 Aug;51(2):215–223.
Journal cover image

Published In

Integrative and comparative biology

DOI

EISSN

1557-7023

ISSN

1540-7063

Publication Date

August 2011

Volume

51

Issue

2

Start / End Page

215 / 223

Related Subject Headings

  • Vocabulary, Controlled
  • User-Computer Interface
  • Sucking Behavior
  • Phylogeny
  • Muscles
  • Mammals
  • Jaw
  • Internet
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Evolutionary Biology