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Oxygen-binding properties of hemoglobins from estivating and active African lungfish.
he oxygen-binding characteristics and the multiplicity of the stripped hemoglobiin from active lungfish Protopterus amphibius, are the same as in specimens that have been estivating for about 30 months, showing that ...
Aspects of digestion and in vitro fermentation in the caecum of some East African herbivores
Caecal digestive functions were compared in 22 species of East African herbivores. Comparisons were made between ruminant pseudo-ruminant, and non-ruminant herbivores to assess the relative in vitro fermentation rate and ...
Adaptations of a tropical swamp worm, alma emini, for subsistence in a H2S-rich habitat: evolution of endosymbiotic bacteria, sulfide metabolizing bodies, and novel processes of elimination of neutralized sulfide complexes
The epithelial cell lining of the respiratory groove of Alma emini, an oligochaete glossoscolecid worm that lives in a hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-rich tropical swamp, was investigated by transmission electron microscopy to ...
Digestive efficiency in two small, wild ruminants: the dik-dik and suni antelopes.
(Elsevier Science, 1999-10)
A comparative study, using six dik-dik and eight suni antelope, was undertaken to identify similarities and differences that may exist in the digestive process of these two small, East African ruminant browsers. The suni ...
In memorium: The Hon. Joseph A. Murumbi. The Weekly Review No.790, 13 July 1990
(University of Nairobi, 1990)
No abstract available
Moving cheaply: energetics of walking in the african elephant
Large animals have a much better fuel economy than small ones, both when they rest and when they run. At rest, each gram of tissue of the largest land animal, the African elephant, consumes metabolic energy at 1/20 the ...
Morphology and morphometry of the lungs of two East African mole rats,Tachyoryctes splendens andHeterocephalus glaber (Mammalia, Rodentia)
The lungs of two fossorial rodents, the mole ratTachyoryctes splendens and the naked mole ratHeterocephalus glaber were investigated by transmission and scanning electron microscopy and a comparative morphometric analysis ...