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Studying mammals: Plant predators
Studying mammals: Plant predators

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the particular problems in digesting plant material

  • give examples of the ways in which teeth are modified for a herbivorous diet

  • explain the importance of digestive enzymes

  • explain the importance of microbes in digesting plant material

  • compare the main features of the digestive systems of ruminants and hindgut fermenters.