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Unformatted text preview: organs Name three functions of saliva Compare where and how the major types of macromolecules are digested and absorbed within the mammalian digestive system Explain why pepsin does not digest the stomach lining Explain how the small intestine is specialized for digestion and absorption Describe the major functions of the large intestine Concept 41.4: Evolutionary adaptations of vertebrate digestive systems are often associated with diet Relate variations in dentition and length of the digestive system to the feeding strategies and diets of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores Describe the roles of symbiotic microorganisms in vertebrate digestion...
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- Spring '08