Mistletoes: a hypothesis concerning morphological and chemical avoidance of herbivory

Abstract

Leaves from many misletoe species in Australia strongly resemble those of their hosts. This cryptic mimicry has been hypothesized to be a means of reducing the likelihood of mistletoe herbivory by vertebrates. Leaf Kjeldahl nitrogen contents (a measure of reduced nitrogen and thus amines, amino acids and protein levels) of mistletoes and their hosts were… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00379245

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