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Nutritional goals of wild primates

Felton, Annika M; Felton, Adam; Foley, William; Lindenmayer, David B


1. Primates meet their nutritional goals by prioritizing certain nutritional parameters when choosing the types and quantities of different foods. 2. There are five major models applied in primate nutritional ecology, each of which proposes that diet selection subserves a different primary nutritional goal: (i) energy maximization; (ii) nitrogen (protein) maximization; (iii) avoidance or regulation of intake of plant secondary metabolites; (iv) limitations on the intake of dietary fibre; and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Functional Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2008.01526.x


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