An examination of the changes in distribution of exo- and endoproteases has been made in Dover sole intestinal extracts from 24-day larvae to adult fish. Pepsin-like activity was not detectable in 24-day-old animals but was first measured in appreciable amounts at 200 days. All other proteases were present at 24 days and increased in value as the fish matured. The significance of these results to the release of nutrients from fish diets is discussed. © 1986.
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|Published - 1 May 1986