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Cellulose and hemicellulose digestion by herbivorous terrestrial crustaceans

Allardyce, Benjamin James 2010, Cellulose and hemicellulose digestion by herbivorous terrestrial crustaceans, Ph.D. thesis, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University.

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Title Cellulose and hemicellulose digestion by herbivorous terrestrial crustaceans
Author Allardyce, Benjamin JamesORCID iD for Allardyce, Benjamin James orcid.org/0000-0003-4009-3371
Institution Deakin University
School School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2010
Keyword(s) Cellulose
Hemicellulose
Digestion
Gecarcinidae
Crabs - Christmas Island (Indian Ocean)
Summary Cellulose, the main component of plant cell walls, is insoluble and difficult to digest enzymatically. This research discovered that herbivorous land crabs have an efficient gastric mill in the stomach which disrupts this insoluble material, and a range of highly specialised enzymes that can then break down the cellulose.
Language eng
Description of original xix, 178 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 573.3
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035887

Document type: Thesis
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