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The fatty acids available to wild herbivores from indigenous plants is dependent on both plant species and season.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2103845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Considerable evidence shows dietary nutrient variation of human foods, but little data is available for wild animals. Plants are known to be low in total lipid, thus limiting essential fatty acid availability to herbivores. The fatty acid profiles of a range of indigenous Southern African plants were examined. Significant differences were detected, both between species, and within species according to season. No differences related to geographical location were detectable.
B C Davidson; A Giangregorio; L A Girao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  In vivo (Athens, Greece)     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0258-851X     ISO Abbreviation:  In Vivo     Publication Date:    1990 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-17     Completed Date:  1991-10-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806809     Medline TA:  In Vivo     Country:  GREECE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed*
Animals, Wild
Dietary Fats*
Fatty Acids / analysis*
Plants / analysis*
South Africa
Species Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats; 0/Fatty Acids

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