Welcome to FEED

The Feeding Experiments Enduser Database (FEED) is no longer hosted at Duke University.

The data in FEED have been archived in Zenodo: DOI Additional archival at Duke University's institutional repository is pending. For further questions about the data, you may contact christine.wall@duke.edu.

FEED supported by NSF-ABI-1062333 and NSF-EF-0423641 (NESCent).

Feeding is critical to survival. It is a behavior during which numerous anatomical structures function in complex ways. The evolution of mammals is a story that highlights changes in these structures. What we know about mammalian craniofacial evolution rests, in large part, on physiologic studies of the movements and forces within the feeding apparatus during feeding.

The Feeding Experiments End-User Database, or FEED, is a multi-species collection of physiologic data and associated metadata. The physiologic data contain information on muscle activity, bone and muscle strain, jaw and oropharyngeal apparatus motion, bite force, and intra-oral pressure during feeding. Metadata on feeding behaviors and muscle anatomy are annotated with ontologies. Experimental biologists can use the data in FEED to study the evolutionary and functional implications of variation in feeding physiology.

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