Symbiotic Cellulose Degradation in Green Turtles, Chelonia mydas L
A postgastric, fermentative breakdown of structural plant tissue was demonstrated for green turtles. About 90% cellulose was hydrolyzed. Bacterial and protozoan numbers compared with those of the rumen.
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Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v. 37, issue 2, p. 348-350
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Fenchel, T. M.; McRoy, C. P.; Ogden, John C.; Parker, P.; and Rainey, W. E., "Symbiotic Cellulose Degradation in Green Turtles, Chelonia mydas L" (1979). Integrative Biology Faculty and Staff Publications. 418.