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Free Content Feeding, Digestion, and Histology of the Digestive Tract in the Keyhole Limpet Fissurella Barbadensis Gmelin

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The feeding habits of the keyhole limpet Fissurella barbadensis were examined. Tests were carried out for enzymes that digest protein, fat, and carbohydrate. The histology of the digestive tract is described and related to the sites of enzyme secretion. The results are compared with the biology of related species from temperate climates.

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Publication date: 1966-12-01

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