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How well can common brushtail possums regulate their intake of Eucalyptus toxins?

Stapley, Jessica; Foley, William; Cunningham, Ross; Eschler, Bart


We studied factors affecting the ability of common brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) to regulate their intake of a dietary toxin, jensenone, extracted from Eucalyptus leaves. Increasing concentrations of jensenone in the diet led to a dose-dependent decrease in food intake best described as an exponential decay. Animals that had not previously been exposed to jensenone ate significantly more when first offered food containing the compound than on subsequent days. However, when offered...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology


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