Evolutionary Aspects of Membrane Digestion

  • Aleksandr M. Ugolev


The views developed in this book can, in general, be reduced to the following: there are, at least in higher animals, three fundamental stages of operation of the digestive apparatus—cavital digestion which performs the initial transformations; membrane digestion which completes the cleavage of foodstuffs; and, finally, the processes of absorption.


Small Intestine Intestinal Cell Invertase Activity High Animal Evolutionary Aspect 
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© Plenum Press 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksandr M. Ugolev
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Physiology of Nutrition, I. P. Pavlov Institute of PhysiologyAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowRussia

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