Daily Archives: September 10, 2018

Non-mammals and mammal gut defense

Contributed by Nguyet Kong Chitin is a fibrous substance containing polysaccharides and form the exoskeleton of arthropods such as insects and crustaceans and are commonly found on the cell walls of fungi. Non- mammals protect their gut walls with a layer of chitin and that layer will prevent bacterial infections. Whereas a mammal’s gut is […]

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