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DIGESTIVE STRATEGIES OF MAMMALS

@inproceedings{Hume2004DIGESTIVESO,
  title={DIGESTIVE STRATEGIES OF MAMMALS},
  author={Ian D. Hume},
  year={2004}
}
Understanding an animal’s nutritional niche is fundamental to a full appreciation of its ecology , and is important for both pest control and species conservation purposes. Carnivores have digestive systems dominated by the small intestine , which can be related to the generally high digestibility of their food. Omnivores have more complex gastrointestinal tracts , with a hindgut caecum in which some microbial fermentation takes place , and they have longer mean retention times (MRTs) of… Expand

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