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Sideroxylonal in Eucalyptus foliage influences foraging behaviour of an arboreal folivore

Wiggins, Natasha; Ford (previously Marsh), Karen; Wallis, Ian; Foley, William; McArthur, Clare

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Plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) offer plants chemical defences against herbivores, and are known to influence intake and diet choice in both insect and mammalian herbivores. However, there is limited knowledge regarding how PSMs influence herbivore foraging decisions. Herbivore foraging decisions, in turn, directly impact on which individual plants, and plant species, are selected for consumption. We took advantage of the natural variation in sideroxylonal concentrations in the foliage of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83187
Source: Oecologia
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-005-0268-0

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