A simple, integrative assay to quantify nutritional quality of browses for herbivores
Many regard the concentrations of nitrogen (N), tannins and plant cell wall constituents (fibre) as key indicators of food quality and habitat suitability for browsing herbivores; yet there is no method for measuring their combined effects. We have developed a simple in vitro assay for measuring the effects of tannins and fibre on N availability in browse. We determined the effects of tannins by measuring the polyethylene glycol (PEG)-binding capacity (PEG-BC) of Eucalyptus leaf samples,...[Show more]
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