Climate change

Climate change makes herbivore or plant-eating animals more vulnerable to toxins. Similarly, a study published in the Journal of Comparative Physiology B in May 2012.

Denise Dearing of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City to do some studies on laboratory results show that the higher temperature environment, the ability of herbivores to neutralize the toxin becomes lower.

One proof in mice. Increasing the temperature from 26 degrees Celsius to 36 degrees Celsius made ​​mice much more susceptible to caffeine. The mouse will die when taking a fifth course of the actual dose of death (lethal dose).

Dearin revealed, neutralize toxins with the aid of animal liver. According to him, the higher the ambient temperature, it may be the ability of the liver works to neutralize toxins decreased.

Increasingly complex problems because there is evidence that in high temperatures, plants also produce more toxins. In fact, the risks experienced by herbivores increases.

Problems experienced by larger herbivores would have preferred a little feed, such as the Arabian Oryx. When the choice of food and toxins produced slightly larger, the Arabian Oryx did not have much choice.

As reported by New Scientist, Friday (01/06/2012), in addition to the risk experienced by herbivores can also be experienced by the animals at the level of higher trophic levels. Carnivores have to work extra to neutralize toxins from the body herbivores.


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