Intraspecific Variation in Nutritional Composition Affects the Leaf Age Preferences of a Mammalian Herbivore
Ecologists have long been interested in how the nutritional composition of leaves changes as they age, and whether this affects herbivore feeding preferences. As a consequence, the literature abounds with reports that younger leaves contain higher concentrations of nitrogen and plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) than do older leaves. Most of these studies, however, base their conclusions on average values that often mean little to herbivores. We examined this issue in the well-studied...[Show more]
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|Source:||Journal of Chemical Ecology|
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