Linking herbivore experience, varied diets, and plant biochemical diversity

@inproceedings{Provenza2003LinkingHE,
  title={Linking herbivore experience, varied diets, and plant biochemical diversity},
  author={Frederick D. Provenza and J. J. Acevedo Villalba and Luthando Dziba and Sheldon B. Atwood and Roger E. Banner},
  year={2003}
}
We contend diets and habitats that allow animals to select among alternatives enable individuals to better meet needs for nutrients and to better cope with toxins. All plants contain toxins, and the amount of toxin an animal can ingest depends on the kinds and amounts of nutrients and toxins in the forages on offer. Nutrients and toxins both cause animals to satiate, and excesses of nutrients, nutrient imbalances, and toxins all limit food intake. Thus, individuals can better meet their needs… CONTINUE READING

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