Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Structural resistance of algae to herbivores

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Mollusques_v2b_00818
Auteur(s)
  • D. K. Padilla
Affiliation(s)
  • Department of Zoology, The University of Alberta, T6G 2E9, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Résumé

Experiments were conducted to determine the forces required for two limpet species to remove tissue from three different types of algae. This was done by using the radulae of the limpets, mimicking the way they use this feeding apparatus. For both Acmaea mitra Rathke (a specialist herbivore) and Notoacmea scutum (Rathke) (a generalist herbivore), Iridaea cordata (Turn.) Bory (a thin, bladed red alga) required the most force; Hedophyllum sessile (C.Ag.) Setch. (a thick, bladed brown alga) the next; and Pseudolithophyllum whidbeyensi (a crustose, calcified alga) required the least amount of force for tissue removal. These results are the inverse of the predictions made by current functional form and functional group models which use the thallus form as a predictor of herbivore resistance. Thallus form alone is a poor predictor of structural resistance to molluscan feeding; the material properties of the alga, the feeding apparatus of the herbivore, and the mode of feeding all must be considered.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - marine biology & hydrobiology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecology
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Aquatic Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - marine & freshwater biology
Identifiant ISTEX
68195F820051B4ADADA199F3DA3F5D83341B5B7D
Revue

Marine Biology

Année de publication
1985
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
7.637
Sous-corpus
  • Mollusques
Type de publication
Journal
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