Apr 15, 1976

Fermentative digestion of food in the colobus monkey, Colobus, polykomos

Experientia
R N KayG M Maloiy

Abstract

Fermentation of leafy food occurs in the enlarged saccus gastricus of the colobus monkey with the formation of volatile fatty acid, as in the rumen of ruminant animals. About half of the digestible organic matter and cellulose of the diet is digested in this way.

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Fatty Acids, Volatile
Large Intestine
Ruminants
Digests
Rumen
Procolobus
Lignin
Nitrogen
Alphacel
Fermentation

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