Biology pp 349-362 | Cite as

Heterotrophic Nutrition

  • Julian Sutton
Part of the Macmillan Foundations book series


This unit is about how many cells get the molecules they need. It is important to start with a basic knowledge of biological molecules, cell structure, enzymes and how molecules move (Units 3–6). Some knowledge of cell communication (Units 16 and 17) is also useful.


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Further reading

  1. Guyton, A.C. and Hall J.E. Textbook of Medical Physiology (9th ed.) (Philadelphia: Saunders, 1996). I like this hefty textbook of human physiology for its thoroughness and clear, no-frills diagrams.Google Scholar
  2. Guyton, A.C. Human Physiology and Mechanisms of Disease (5th ed.) (Philadelphia: Saunders, 1992). Effectively a shorter, boiled-down version.Google Scholar
  3. Schmidt-Nielsen, K. Animal Physiology: Adaptation and Environment (4th ed.) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990). One of the all-time great textbooks! Exciting, authoritative and easy to read, it puts animal physiology in the context of the environment.Google Scholar
  4. Withers, P.C. Comparative Animal Physiology. (Fort Worth: Saunders, 1992). More detailed than Schmidt-Nielsen, with wider-ranging examples: the inevitable cost is that it is a less easy read.Google Scholar

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