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Prevalence of chemical defenses among freshwater plants
Author(s): A. C. Prusak, J. O'Neal and J. Kubanek
Journal: Journal of Chemical Ecology
Article Topic(s): Chemistry, Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Wetland
Species Referenced: Saururus cernuus (Lizard's tail),
AbstractInvestigated 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.
Suggested CitationA. C. Prusak, J. O'Neal and J. Kubanek. "Prevalence of chemical defenses among freshwater plants." Journal of Chemical Ecology 31.5 (2005): 1145-1160.