Primates

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 175–180 | Cite as

Polysaccharide digestion in cheek pouches of the bonnet macaque

  • Hafeezur Rahaman
  • K. Srihari
  • R. V. Krishnamoorthy
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Abstract

Bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata) possess cheek pouches which equip them to raid field crops. The pouches are regarded as the replacement of the first part of sacculated stomach of langur. The present study demonstrates that these pouches cause starch digestion also and that the secretions contain two different amylases or isozymes.

Keywords

Starch Polysaccharide Amylase Animal Ecology Field Crop 

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© Japan Monkey Centre 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hafeezur Rahaman
    • 1
  • K. Srihari
    • 1
  • R. V. Krishnamoorthy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of Agricultural SciencesHebbalIndia

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