Plant defences against mammalian herbivores: are juvenile Acacia more heavily defended than mature trees?

@inproceedings{Brooks1994PlantDA,
  title={Plant defences against mammalian herbivores: are juvenile Acacia more heavily defended than mature trees?},
  author={Robert Brooks and Norman Owen-Smith},
  year={1994}
}
Juvenile trees are expected to be more heavily defended against browsing mammals than mature plants. Juvenile and mature trees of Acacia tortilis and A. nilotica occurring at Nylsvley, Northern Transvaal, were quantitatively compared in terms of some potential chemical and physical defences. Neither species showed any significant difference between juvenile and mature trees in terms o f total polyphenol content, condensed tannin content, protein precipitating ability or protein content in… CONTINUE READING

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