Palatability and Chemical Defense of Phragmites australis to the Marsh Periwinkle Snail Littoraria irrorata

@article{Hendricks2011PalatabilityAC,
  title={Palatability and Chemical Defense of Phragmites australis to the Marsh Periwinkle Snail Littoraria irrorata},
  author={Lindsey G. Hendricks and Hannah E. Mossop and Cynthia E. Kicklighter},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={37},
  pages={838-845}
}
Coastal marsh habitats are impacted by many disturbances, including habitat destruction, pollution, and the introduction of invasive species. The common reed, Phragmites australis, has been particularly invasive in the mesohaline regions of the Chesapeake Bay, but few studies have investigated its role in trophic interactions with North American marsh consumers. The marsh periwinkle snail Littoraria irrorata is a common grazer in marshes and grazes on the native grass Spartina alterniflora… CONTINUE READING