Carbohydrases in the digestive tract of the African bony-tongue Heterotis niloticus (Pisces: Osteoglossidae)

@article{Ugwumba2004CarbohydrasesIT,
  title={Carbohydrases in the digestive tract of the African bony-tongue Heterotis niloticus (Pisces: Osteoglossidae)},
  author={Adiaha A A Ugwumba},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={257},
  pages={95-100}
}
The presence of amylase and maltase in the stomach, intestine and pyloric caeca of Heterotis niloticus is demonstrated. Amylase activity was highest in the fore-gut, followed by the pyloric caeca, while the lowest activity was in the hind-gut. Optimum pH for intestinal amylase was 8.45. Sucrase, lactase and cellulase were not detected. 
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