Intraspecific variation in Eucalyptus secondary metabolites determines food intake by folivorous marsupials

  title={Intraspecific variation in Eucalyptus secondary metabolites determines food intake by folivorous marsupials},
  author={Ivan R. Lawler and W. J. Foley and Bart M. Eschler and David M. Pass and Kathrine Ann Handasyde},
Traditional approaches to the question of the effects of plant secondary metabolites on the feeding choices of folivores of Eucalyptus have focused on the tree species level, although numerous field studies of foraging behaviour have identified selection at the level of the individual trees. Attempts to relate these decisions to deterrency resulting from secondary leaf chemistry have been inconclusive because assays used have focused on broad groups of compounds such as “total” phenolics. In… CONTINUE READING


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