Vertebrate Food Pathway and Gut: Overview
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Hume, I. D. 2001. Vertebrate Food Pathway and Gut: Overview. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
The width of an animal's nutritional niche is determined by (a) the amounts of energy and specific nutrients it requires; and (b) how successfully it acquires and extracts those nutrients from available food resources.
- enzymatic digestion;
- microbial fermentation