Reference : How are feathers digested by raptors?
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Biochemistry, biophysics & molecular biology
Life sciences : Anatomy (cytology, histology, embryology...) & physiology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/71434
How are feathers digested by raptors?
English
Leprince, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > GIGA - Neurosciences >]
Dandrifosse, Guy mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Services généraux (Faculté de médecine) > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Médecine) >]
Goffinet, Gerhard mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Services généraux (Faculté des sciences) > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Sciences) >]
Schoffeniels, Ernest [ > > ]
1980
Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
Pergamon Press - An Imprint of Elsevier Science
8
2
211-219
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0305-1978
[en] Falco cherrug ; Falconidae ; Digestion
[en] In order to determine the cause of the evident degradation of feathers from ingested prey in pellets regurgitated by raptors, in vitro digestions of whole feather barbs by pellet extracts, pepsin or trypsin were carried out. The material was analysed by using biochemical and electron microscopic methods. The results show that the changes in the feathers which occur in the stomach of the Falconidae do not arise from digestion of keratin but from hydrolysis of protein acting as a cement matter in the feather.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/71434
10.1016/0305-1978(80)90014-9

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