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The influence of plant secondary metabolites on the nutritional ecology of herbivorous terrestrial vertebrates

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Dearing, MD and Foley, WJ and McLean, SR, The influence of plant secondary metabolites on the nutritional ecology of herbivorous terrestrial vertebrates, Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics, 36, (2005) pp. 169-189. ISSN 1543-592X (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2005 Annual Reviews

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DOI: doi:10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.36.102003.152617

Abstract

Plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) significantly impact the nutritional ecology of terrestrial vertebrate herbivores. Herbivores have a wide range of mechanisms (herbivore offenses) to mitigate the negative effects of PSMs. We discuss several behavioral and physiological offenses used by terrestrial vertebrates. Several newly recognized herbivore offenses such as regulated absorption and regulation of toxin intake are presented. We give a detailed description of the biotransformation system with respect to PSMs. We also summarize recent findings of plant-animal interactions for lizards, birds, and mammals. Finally, we discuss some new tools that can be applied to long-standing questions of plant-vertebrate interactions. Copyright © 2005 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Field:Basic Pharmacology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:McLean, SR (Professor Stuart McLean)
ID Code:38450
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:141
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2012-10-16
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