Adaptive Differences in Digestive Enzyme Activity in the Crab Neohelice Granulata in Relation to Sex and Habitat

  title={Adaptive Differences in Digestive Enzyme Activity in the Crab Neohelice Granulata in Relation to Sex and Habitat},
  author={Juan Pablo Lancia and Anal{\'i}a Ver{\'o}nica Fern{\'a}ndez Gimenez and Claudia C Bas and Eduardo D. Spivak},
  journal={Journal of Crustacean Biology},
Neohelice granulata (Dana, 1851) is a semi-terrestrial burrowing crab that inhabits estuaries and saltmarshes feeding on grasses or sediment depending on the microhabitat they occupy (vegetated saltmarsh or bare mudflat). Specific cellulolytic, amylolytic, and proteolytic enzyme activities were analyzed in midgut gland homogenates of males and females from each microhabitat fed in the laboratory with Spartina densiflora leaves and sediment, respectively, in order to detect sex, food and… Expand
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