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Document type:
Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. 
Author(s):
Skopec, Michele M; Kohl, Kevin D; Schramm, Katharina; Halpert, James R; Dearing, M Denise 
Title:
Using the Specialization Framework to Determine Degree of Dietary Specialization in a Herbivorous Woodrat. 
Abstract:
To be considered a dietary specialist, mammalian herbivores must consume large quantities of a plant species considered "difficult" with respect to nutrient or toxin content, and possess specialized adaptations to deal with plant defensive compounds or low nutritional content. Populations of Neotoma lepida in the Great Basin consume Juniperus osteosperma, a plant heavily defended by terpenes, but a detailed dietary analysis of this population is lacking. Therefore, we investigated the extent of...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
J Chem Ecol 
Year:
2015 
Journal volume:
41 
Journal issue:
12 
Pages contribution:
1059-68 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0098-0331 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Humangenetik