Effects of Acomastylis rossii tannins on a mammalian herbivore, the North American pika, Ochotona princeps

@article{Dearing1996EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of Acomastylis rossii tannins on a mammalian herbivore, the North American pika, Ochotona princeps},
  author={M. Denise Dearing},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1996},
  volume={109},
  pages={122-131}
}
  • M. Denise Dearing
  • Published in Oecologia 1996
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Abstract I investigated the effects of tannin consumption, using plant tannins naturally occurring in the diet, on a herbivorous mammal, the North American pika, Ochotona princeps. The objectives were to determine if a high-tannin diet influenced protein and dry matter apparent digestibility, fiber digestibility and production of detoxification by-products. Additionally, I examined the possibility that pikas produce salivary tannin-binding proteins, a potential mechanism for avoiding… CONTINUE READING

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