Chemical Defenses of Freshwater Macrophytes Against Crayfish Herbivory

Abstract

We measured feeding preferences of the crayfish Procambarus clarkii for fresh tissue from four species of freshwater macrophytes (Habenaria repens, Saururus cernuus, Ceratophyllum demersum and Typha angustifolia). We then determined the role of plant chemical defenses in generating these preferences by incorporating crude aqueous and organic extracts from… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1020816511924

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