Evolutionary steps of ecophysiological adaptation and diversification of ruminants: a comparative view of their digestive system

@article{Hofmann2004EvolutionarySO,
  title={Evolutionary steps of ecophysiological adaptation and diversification of ruminants: a comparative view of their digestive system},
  author={Reinhold R. Hofmann},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={78},
  pages={443-457}
}
  • R. Hofmann
  • Published 1 March 1989
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
SummaryA review is made of the ruminant digestive system in its morphophysiological variations and adaptations relating to foraging behaviour, digestive physiology, to interactions between plants and ruminants and to geographic and climatic diversity of ruminants' ecological niches. [...] Key Method The review is based on detailed comparative morphological studies of all portions of the digestive system of 65 ruminant species from four continents.Expand
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