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Mammals Can’t Tolerate Natural Plant Toxins As Efficiently As Temperatures Warm

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Plants and plant-eating mammals have been warring for millennia, and with every meal, animals must overcome natural toxins that plants produce as an anti-herbivore defense. However, those compounds become more toxic at warmer temperatures, and mammals like woodrats who live on a diet heavy in creosote resin may have to find alternative food sources by […]

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