What parts of fleshy fruits contain secondary compounds toxic to birds and why.

@inproceedings{Barnea1993WhatPO,
  title={What parts of fleshy fruits contain secondary compounds toxic to birds and why.},
  author={Anat Barnea and Jeffrey B. Harborne and Caroline M. Pannell},
  year={1993}
}
Abstract Saponins, flavonoids and cyanogenic glycosides were surveyed in pulps and seeds of wild, bird-dispersed fleshy fruits of hawthorn ( Crataegus monogyna ), ivy ( Hedera helix ), holly ( Ilex aquifolium ), and yew ( Taxus baccata ). Interactions between three of the four species (hawthorn, holly, and yew) and their avian seed dispersers were studied in the field. The results indicate that when different bird species foraged on the same fruit they spend similar periods of time on the tree… CONTINUE READING

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