Donovan P German

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Do herbivorous minnows have "plug-flow reactor" guts? Evidence from digestive enzyme activities, gastrointestinal fermentation, and luminal nutrient concentrations
    Donovan P German
    Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 179:759-71. 2009
  2. pmc Inside the guts of wood-eating catfishes: can they digest wood?
    Donovan P German
    Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 179:1011-23. 2009
  3. pmc Digestive enzyme activities and gastrointestinal fermentation in wood-eating catfishes
    Donovan P German
    Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 179:1025-42. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Feast to famine: The effects of food quality and quantity on the gut structure and function of a detritivorous catfish (Teleostei: Loricariidae)
    Donovan P German
    Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 155:281-93. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Evolution of herbivory in a carnivorous clade of minnows (teleostei: cyprinidae): effects on gut size and digestive physiology
    Donovan P German
    Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 83:1-18. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Substrate concentration and enzyme allocation can affect rates of microbial decomposition
    Donovan P German
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, California 92697, USA
    Ecology 92:1471-80. 2011

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. pmc Do herbivorous minnows have "plug-flow reactor" guts? Evidence from digestive enzyme activities, gastrointestinal fermentation, and luminal nutrient concentrations
    Donovan P German
    Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 179:759-71. 2009
    ..The carnivorous N. micropogon showed some differences in the measured parameters, which were interpreted in the contexts of intake and retention time to suggest that PFR function breaks down in this carnivorous species...
  2. pmc Inside the guts of wood-eating catfishes: can they digest wood?
    Donovan P German
    Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 179:1011-23. 2009
    ....
  3. pmc Digestive enzyme activities and gastrointestinal fermentation in wood-eating catfishes
    Donovan P German
    Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 179:1025-42. 2009
    ..This stands in contrast to truly "xylivorous" taxa (e.g., beavers, termites), which are reliant on an endosymbiotic community of microorganisms to digest refractory polysaccharides...
  4. doi request reprint Feast to famine: The effects of food quality and quantity on the gut structure and function of a detritivorous catfish (Teleostei: Loricariidae)
    Donovan P German
    Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 155:281-93. 2010
    ..Overall, P. disjunctivus can endure prolonged starvation and low food quality by down-regulating the size of its GI tract...
  5. doi request reprint Evolution of herbivory in a carnivorous clade of minnows (teleostei: cyprinidae): effects on gut size and digestive physiology
    Donovan P German
    Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 83:1-18. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Substrate concentration and enzyme allocation can affect rates of microbial decomposition
    Donovan P German
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, California 92697, USA
    Ecology 92:1471-80. 2011
    ..These results may help explain the stability of at least some SOM constituents, especially those that naturally exist in relatively low concentrations in the soil environment...