Effect of Plant Defense in an Ecosystem

Plant-herbivore interactions can have long-term, complex ecosystem-level consequences, and plant defenses play a role in that dynamic. Research on beaver, moose, wolves, and boreal forest provides an example. Moose are ruminants, with a four-chambered stomach and microbial symbionts that aid digestion of low-protein, tough (via cellulose and lignin) and sublethally noxious or toxic plant matter. A moose can consume 5-6 metric tons of plant material per year. Moose prefer an array of aquatic macrophytes, herbs,

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Oplan Termites

Oplan Termites

You Might Start Missing Your Termites After Kickin'em Out. After All, They Have Been Your Roommates For Quite A While. Enraged With How The Termites Have Eaten Up Your Antique Furniture? Can't Wait To Have Them Exterminated Completely From The Face Of The Earth? Fret Not. We Will Tell You How To Get Rid Of Them From Your House At Least. If Not From The Face The Earth.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment