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Prevalence of chemical defenses among freshwater plants

Author(s): A. C. Prusak, J. O'Neal and J. Kubanek

Month: May
Year: 2005

Journal: Journal of Chemical Ecology
Volume: 31
Issue: 5
Pages: 1145-1160

Article Topic(s): Chemistry, Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Wetland

Species Referenced: Saururus cernuus (Lizard's tail),


Investigated plant chemical defenses of wetland macrophyte species co-occurring with the omnivorous crayfish (Procambarus acutus) in the southeastern US. Extracts of 11 species deterred feeding by crayfish when tested in artificial foods at natural concentrations. Saururus cernuus seemed to be chemically defended at one site but not at another.

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A. C. Prusak, J. O'Neal and J. Kubanek. "Prevalence of chemical defenses among freshwater plants." Journal of Chemical Ecology 31.5 (2005): 1145-1160.

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ISSN: 0098-0331
DOI: 10.1007/s10886-005-4253-1

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