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Sideroxylonal in Eucalyptus foliage influences foraging behaviour of an arboreal folivore
Plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) offer plants chemical defences against herbivores, and are known to influence intake and diet choice in both insect and mammalian herbivores. However, there isExpand
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Four species of arboreal folivore show differential tolerance to a secondary metabolite
The marsupials that eat Eucalyptus in south-eastern Australia provide an example of animals with similar niche requirements occurring sympatrically. They certainly differ in size, ranging from aboutExpand
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A hot lunch for herbivores: physiological effects of elevated temperatures on mammalian feeding ecology
Mammals maintain specific body temperatures (Tb) across a broad range of ambient temperatures. The energy required for thermoregulation ultimately comes from the diet, and so what animals eat isExpand
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Faecal inoculations alter the gastrointestinal microbiome and allow dietary expansion in a wild specialist herbivore, the koala
BackgroundDifferences between individuals in their gastrointestinal microbiomes can lead to variation in their ability to persist on particular diets. Koalas are dietary specialists, feeding almostExpand
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New approaches to tannin analysis of leaves can be used to explain in vitro biological activities associated with herbivore defence
Summary Although tannins have been an important focus of studies of plant–animal interactions, traditional tannin analyses cannot differentiate between the diversity of structures present in plants.Expand
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The distribution and abundance of an unusual resource for koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a sodium-poor environment
Environmentally available sodium tends to decrease with increasing elevation, and sodium resources in these sodium-poor environments are critical for the survival of herbivores. Eucalypt leaves inExpand
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Running head : Detoxification pathways and diet choice 1 2 3 Title : Conflicting demands on detoxification pathways influence how common brushtail 4 possums choose their diets
1 Running head: Detoxification pathways and diet choice 1 2 3 Title: Conflicting demands on detoxification pathways influence how common brushtail 4 possums choose their diets 5 6 Authors: Karen J.Expand
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