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April 1997 MANIPULATION OF PLANT TOXINS 775 Decomposition is an inevitable consequence of food storage ( Smith and Reichman

@inproceedings{Dearing2007April1M,
  title={April 1997 MANIPULATION OF PLANT TOXINS 775 Decomposition is an inevitable consequence of food storage ( Smith and Reichman},
  author={M. Denise Dearing},
  year={2007}
}
Generalist mammalian herbivores typically avoid plant species containing high levels of plant secondary compounds because generalists are thought to lack the ability to process large quantities of these chemicals. Here I propose and test two hypotheses: (1) that food-hoarding herbivores behaviorally overcome consumption limits imposed by secondary compounds by storing food until the toxins degrade; and (2) that the presence of secondary compounds in cached plant material facilitates the… 

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