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Title: Digestive carbohydrases of the polychaete Cirriformia spirabrancha (Moore, 1904)
Student Author(s): Jeffries, Mark
Faculty Advisor(s): Epel, David
Pages: 11
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1968
Keywords: Polychaete worm
Abstract: 1. Laminarin, starch, and cellulose are found to be degraded by extracts of the gut of Cirriformia spirabrancha. 2. The stomach and fore-intestine of the annelid are identified as the probable sites of enzyme action. 3. Differentiation of the abilities of C. spirabrancha to synthesize carbohydrases was attempted without definitive results.