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The Right-to-Left Shunt of Crocodilians Serves Digestion



A recent study suggests that shunting deoxygenated blood directly to the stomach boosts stomach acid production in crocodilians ten-fold:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/524150?cookieSet=1

The ScienceNow condensed version:
http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2008/206/1


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Dann Pigdon
GIS / Archaeologist              http://geo_cities.com/dannsdinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia             http://heretichides.soffiles.com
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