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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (5): 798–807.
Published: 1 March 2010
... plasticity is not necessary and flexibility of digestive physiology should be lower. Recently, we found that ontogenetic changes in the activity of digestive enzymes in house sparrow, a species that gradually consumes more carbohydrates during ontogeny, are strongly modified by diet composition...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (9): 1284–1293.
Published: 1 May 2009
...). The changes in maltase activity seem important for maintaining digestive efficiency and rate at the whole animal level. Because young house sparrows face variable and, presumably, unpredictable changes in diet composition( Anderson, 2006 ), the high developmental plasticity of their digestive physiology...