Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Mammalian predation on termites: tests with the burrowing mouse ( Oxymycterus roberti ) and its prey

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Mammiferes_v2b_02539
Auteur(s)
  • Kent H. Redford
Affiliation(s)
  • Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 02138, Cambridge, MA, USA
Résumé

A laboratory study of mammalian predation on termites was conducted using the burrowing mouse (Oxymycterus roberti) and eight species of central Brazilian termites. The results of preference trials demonstrate that Oxymycterus discriminate between termite species and that the eight prey species fall into three groups: least preferred, most-preferred and a group of intermediate preference. Preferences of Oxymycterus are not explained by the size or the nutritional quality of the termite species. However, three measures of termite soldier-based defense do correlate highly with preference. Termite species with soldiers exhibiting a mechanical or mixed defense are greatly preferred by Oxymycterus over species with soldiers exhibiting a chemical based defense. This chemical defense by termites is effective in severely limiting predation by small mammals.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - ecology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
Identifiant ISTEX
2C41CED3F3EBB3CC6A8CF4EAA22F95B058459BC5
Revue

Oecologia

Année de publication
1984
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.464
Sous-corpus
  • Mammiferes
Type de publication
Journal
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