carnivory


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carnivory

Consumption of animal flesh; meat-eatery.
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This study presents novel insight into the relationship between carnivory and growth in Venus flytrap in early life stages.
On the whole, the researchers say their results indicate that bladderwort growth was not significantly affected by addition of nitrogen, but did benefit from carnivory. They suggest that, at tow nitrogen levels, the carnivorous tendencies of the bladderwort allow it to overcome a nitrogen deficiency, ironically induced by Euglena prey, and deficiencies of other nutrients when nitrogen is more plentiful in the soil substrate.
All the trophic strategies, from suspensivory and detritivory to carnivory, are present in each size category.
Chemical ecology and marine carnivory: the role of free amino acids as natural feeding attractants.
"Putting plants out there that feed insects," says Tufts, "provides the base food in the chain of carnivory for other animals we want to see in our backyard." Thus, he notes, one key to backyard biodiversity is ensuring that early in the growing season your garden is home to plants that produce pollen (as well as nectar, which is the energy-rich sugar reward that plants provide to their pollinators).
Stanford, an anthropologist at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, watches this scene of unbridled carnivory from a safe distance.
For instance, for interactors A and B, a + - interaction (here termed "predation" [see Lubchenco 1979], a general term that includes carnivory, herbivory, and parasitism) involves A having a negative effect on B and B having a positive effect on A.
erectus may be explained by the increased emphasis on tool use and by carnivory. H.
Like most other predation, carnivory involves one organism capturing and eating another.