Digestive enzyme activities in the guts of bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo) provide insight into their digestive strategy and evidence for microbial digestion in their hindguts.

@article{Jhaveri2015DigestiveEA,
  title={Digestive enzyme activities in the guts of bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo) provide insight into their digestive strategy and evidence for microbial digestion in their hindguts.},
  author={Parth Jhaveri and Yannis P. Papastamatiou and Donovan P. German},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular \& integrative physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={189},
  pages={
          76-83
        }
}
Few investigations have studied digestive enzyme activities in the alimentary tracts of sharks to gain insight into how these organisms digest their meals. In this study, we examined the activity levels of proteases, carbohydrases, and lipase in the pancreas, and along the anterior intestine, spiral intestine, and colon of the bonnethead shark, Sphyrna tiburo. We then interpreted our data in the context of a rate-yield continuum to discern this shark's digestive strategy. Our data show… Expand
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