Pharmacophagy by herbivores?

Bryant mycol1 at unm.edu
Sat Nov 13 16:40:02 EST 1993



Does anybody know of a foraging model which takes into consideration the
possible use of allelochemicals by herbivores as "medicine" (to rid selves
of parasites, etc)?

I've read all of the anecodotal primate data (Aspilia leaves and Chimps,
etc.) but am interested in a pharmacophagous role in foraging strategy for
ungulates and other herbivores.


Thanks.

Bryant



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