Urea Recycling in Muroid Rodents

  title={Urea Recycling in Muroid Rodents},
  author={A. A. Stepan’kov and T. Kuznetsova and M. M. Umarov and E. I. Naumova and M. Vecherskii},
  journal={Biology Bulletin},
The results of urease activity studies in the digestive tract of muroid rodents Microtus socialis and Meriones meridianus are considered. It was noted that the absolute values of urease activity turned out to be comparable with those of lagomorphs, but were less than the results obtained for ungulates. The pronounced postgastric character of urealytic fermentation was shown. The possibility of significant urea recycling in muroid rodents aimed at compensating for dietary nitrogen deficiency and… Expand

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