The digestive strategy of the common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus.

  title={The digestive strategy of the common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus.},
  author={Judith M. Caton and Dawn Martin Hill and Ian D. Hume and G A Crook},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Physiology},
  volume={114 1},
Digestive tract morphology and function were studied in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), a small (350 g) exudivore with a well-developed caecum. Transit times (times of first appearance of the markers in the faeces following a pulse dose in the food) were similar for Co-EDTA, which marks the fluid phase of the digesta, and Cr-mordanted cell walls, which marked the large (600-1200 microns) particulate phase of the digesta. However, mean retention time (the average time taken for the… CONTINUE READING


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