Does diet influence salivary enzyme activities in elephant species?

@article{Boehlke2016DoesDI,
  title={Does diet influence salivary enzyme activities in elephant species?},
  author={Carolin Boehlke and Sandra P{\"o}tschke and V Behringer and Christian Hannig and Oliver Zierau},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2016},
  volume={187},
  pages={213-226}
}
Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are herbivore generalists; however, Asian elephants might ingest a higher proportion of grasses than Africans. Although some studies have investigated nutrition-specific morphological adaptations of the two species, broader studies on salivary enzymes in both elephant species are lacking. This study focuses on the comparison of salivary enzymes activity profiles in the two elephant species; these enzymes are relevant… CONTINUE READING
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