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Unformatted text preview: where the lining is different in each organ depending on the function of that organ, 3) there is a vast array of microbial life in the digestive system, the specifics of which vary depending on the persons diet, age and state of health, 4) one person carries about 500 bacteria or so and 5) the most important process in the digestive system is hydrolysis, or breaking down a chemical bond by adding a water molecule. In this lab I will be observing the digestive tracts of various animals including a shark, pig and rat. I expect to observe the tunics of the tract and to compare the different linings of the different organs. I will identify the various parts of the digestive tract and compare them to my knowledge of the human digestive system to discover the similarities and differences. Fundamental Physiology and Anatomy of the Digestive System. 27 Nov 2007. <http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/basics/index.html>...
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