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DIGESTIVE ENZYMES IN AFRICAN GIANT LAND SNAIL (ARCHACHATINA MARGINATA) DURING AESTIVATION

Ademolu, K. O. and Fakeye, O.D and Dedeke, G. A. and Ajayi, O.A. and Idowu, A.B (2013) DIGESTIVE ENZYMES IN AFRICAN GIANT LAND SNAIL (ARCHACHATINA MARGINATA) DURING AESTIVATION. Arch. Zootec., 62 (237). pp. 73-77.

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Abstract

The activities of digestive enzymes in the gut regions of African giant land snail, Archachatina marginata were investigated during aestivation induced in the laboratory by the withdrawal of water and food for three weeks. All studied enzymes, amylase, α-glucosidase, cellulase, lipase, and protease, were detected on the gut regions (oesophagus, crop, stomach and intestine). Aestivated snails had significantly lower enzyme activities in all the gut regions than the active snails. Furthermore the stomach recorded the highest enzyme activities of all the gut regions

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gut regions. PALABRAS CLAVE ADICIONALES Tracto digestivo.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 13:08
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017 13:08
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7800

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