Growth of Body Weight and Manipulation of Food Motivation

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Science  19 Jun 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3364, pp. 1673-1674
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3364.1673


Consideration was given to the possible use of individual growth curves to estimate ad libitum-feeding weights as part of technique for producing specified degrees of food deprivation. In heterozygous animals, this possibility was found to be feasible but limited by the occurrence of discontinuous growth functions.