SECONDARY METABOLITE EMODIN INCREASES FOOD ASSIMILATION EFFICIENCY OF YELLOW-VENTED BULBULS (PYCNONOTUS XANTHOPYGOS)

@inproceedings{Tsahar2003SECONDARYME,
  title={SECONDARY METABOLITE EMODIN INCREASES FOOD ASSIMILATION EFFICIENCY OF YELLOW-VENTED BULBULS (PYCNONOTUS XANTHOPYGOS)},
  author={E. Tsahar and J. Friedman and I. Izhaki},
  year={2003}
}
Abstract We studied the effect of the secondary metabolite emodin on food intake, food assimilation mass coefficient (AMC), feeding bout rate, and defecation rate in a frugivorous bird, the Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthopygos). Emodin is found in the ripe fruits of Mediterranean buckthorn (Rhamnus alaternus), which is commonly eaten by P. xanthopygos. Emodin (0.005 and 0.01% wet mass) increased dry matter AMC by 8–10% after isolating the effect of food intake. At a concentration of 0… Expand
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