Object structure

Title:

Does digestion rate affect diet selection? A study in Octodon degus a generalist herbivorous rodent

Creator:

Bozinovic, F. ; Torres-Contreras, H.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1998

Description:

Dietary chemistry and an animal digestive physiology should be considered in any explanation of behavioral patterns of food use, as both influence dietary preference. In the degu Octodon degus (Molina, 1782), a generalist herbivorous rodent inhabiting central Chile, authors determine the profitability of natural food-plant items by measuring digestive characteristics, such as retention time and assimilation rate while also considering the effects of food chemistry.

Subject and Keywords:

Central Chile ; diet quality ; digestion rate ; food selection ; octodon degus

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

43

Issue:

2

Start page:

205

End page:

212

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.98-16

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund