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Digestive enzymes of eight Amazonian teleosts with different feeding habits

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The levels of amylase, maltase, lipase and alkaline protease from eight fish species of the Amazon were analysed. The enzyme levels are not related to fish feeding habits, reflecting their ever-changing habitats and their opportunistic feeding behaviour.

Keywords: Negro River; alkaline protease; amylase; feeding behaviour; lipase; maltase

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Laboratory of Ecophysiology and Molecular Evolution, National Institute for Research in the Amazon – INPA, Ave Andre Araujo 2936, 69083-000 Manaus, Amazon, Brazil

Publication date: May 1, 2009

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