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Herbivory

Herbivory

(Science: biology) The consumption of herbaceous vegetation.


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Why are flowers "beautiful"?

... There are two mechanisms that have evolved: one is the fact that the food being eaten has evolved the production of capsaicin in order to prevent herbivory. The second one is the body evolving the spicy receptor in order to differentiate between "good to eat" and "possibly poisonous". ...

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Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:08 am
 
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Conditions for a stable ecosystem? (for a simulation)

... to add an "environmental" factor to each troph. So for the veg layer, program x% chance that a plant will die due to causes other than herbivory. For the herbivore layer, program x% chance that the animal will die or not reproduce due to causes other than predation. And for the predator, ...

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Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:44 am
 
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Question on herbivorous lizard theory

... of differences in the phylogenetic analyses is likely the result of shared evolutionary history and the relative paucity of independent origins of herbivory and omnivory in our sample. Analyses of the relationship between diet and body size show that on average herbivores have a larger body size ...

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by Brian - LCRC
Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Question on herbivorous lizard theory
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The Cape Verde Giant Skink: Macroscincus coctei

... herbivorous niche to a ground-level / near saxicolous existence in the conditions of squalor. A trophic level switch was also more possible from herbivory given the lower SENI value compared to Corucia zebrata-a high canopy herbivore (SENI value .17). The Pink-Tongue skink which is a Semi-Arboreal ...

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by Brian - LCRC
Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Cape Verde Giant Skink: Macroscincus coctei
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Macroscinus coctei

... herbivorous niche to a ground-level / near saxicolous existence in the conditions of squalor. A trophic level switch was also more possible from herbivory given the lower SENI value compared to Corucia zebrata-a high canopy herbivore (SENI value .17). The Pink-Tongue skink which is a Semi-Arboreal ...

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by Brian - LCRC
Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Macroscinus coctei
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