Contrasting digestive strategies in four New Zealand herbivorous fishes as reflected by carbohydrase activity profiles.

@article{Skea2007ContrastingDS,
  title={Contrasting digestive strategies in four New Zealand herbivorous fishes as reflected by carbohydrase activity profiles.},
  author={Gretchen L Skea and D. Mountfort and Kendall D. Clements},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={146 1},
  pages={63-70}
}
Enzymatic degradation of algal carbohydrates was examined in the New Zealand herbivorous fishes Parma alboscapularis (Pomacentridae), Aplodactylus etheridgii (Aplodactylidae), Girella tricuspidata and G. cyanea (Girellidae). Enzyme extract taken from the anterior gut wall, gut fluid and microbial pellet from sections sampled along the gut were tested for… CONTINUE READING