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Name the carbohydrate that can be digested by ruminants but not by humans.


A
fructose
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B
starch
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C
cellulose
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D
galactose
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Solution

The correct option is B cellulose
Cellulose is a type of carbohydrate that can be digested by ruminants and not by humans. Ruminants have a large sac-like structure called rumen between the oesophagus and the small intestine. The cellulose of the food is digested here by the action of certain bacteria which are not present in humans.

Biology

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