If salivary amylase is lacking in the saliva, which of the following events in the mouth cavity will be affected?

(A) Proteins breaking down into amino acids

(B) Starch breaking down into sugars

(C) Fats breaking down into fatty acids and glycerol

(D) Absorption of vitamins



One of the components of saliva is  amylase .

As the name suggests, salivary amylase is an enzyme present in saliva which is responsible for the breakdown of starch into simple sugars .


In the absence of salivary amylase, the event that will be affected is (b) starch breaking down into sugars


So, the correct answer is (b).

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