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Grass endophytes in diet protect sibling voles from least weasel predation

Saari, Susanna; Sundell, Janne; Huitu, Otso; Helander, Marjo; Ketoja, Elise; Ylönen, Hannu and Saikkonen, Kari (2009) Grass endophytes in diet protect sibling voles from least weasel predation. Paper at: Ecology in a changing climate : the 10th international congress of ecology, Brisbane, Australia, 16-21 August 2009.

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In this study, we first examined how feeding on Neotyphodium endophyte infected (E+) or endophyte free (E-) meadow ryegrass (Scherodonus pratensis) affects body mass and reproduction of sibling voles (Microtus levis), and then whether diet mediates the vulnerability of voles to least weasel (Mustela nivalis nivalis) predation.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:grass endophytes, sibling voles, predation
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Finland
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:17838
Deposited On:07 Oct 2010 11:03
Last Modified:07 Oct 2010 11:03
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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