Generic preference and in-vivo digestibility of alectorioid arboreal lichens by woodland caribou
Keywords:lichen preference, woodland caribou, digestion trials, intake rate, Alectoria sarmentosa, Bryoria
AbstractAll caribou exhibited a strong preference (92%) for lichen in the multi-species Bryoria complex (range=87-99%).Preference for Bryoria may be a function of higher protein content, lower tensile strength, or differences in concentrations of secondary plant constituents.
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