The Relative Concentrations of Nutrients and Toxins Dictate Feeding by a Vertebrate Browser, the Greater Glider Petauroides volans

@article{Jensen2015TheRC,
  title={The Relative Concentrations of Nutrients and Toxins Dictate Feeding by a Vertebrate Browser, the Greater Glider Petauroides volans},
  author={Lora M. Jensen and I. Wallis and W. Foley},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2015},
  volume={10}
}
  • Lora M. Jensen, I. Wallis, W. Foley
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • Although ecologists believe that vertebrate herbivores must select a diet that allows them to meet their nutritional requirements, while avoiding intoxication by plant secondary metabolites, this is remarkably difficult to show. A long series of field and laboratory experiments means that we have a good understanding of the factors that affect feeding by leaf-eating marsupials. This knowledge and the natural intraspecific variation in Eucalyptus chemistry allowed us to test the hypothesis that… CONTINUE READING
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