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adjective as in one who only consumes plants

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  • phytophagous

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In fact, she reasoned, it was likely that early humans used tools for both purposes—the strict dichotomy between herbivores and carnivores in our past was never clean-cut.

The gene helps plants neutralize and safely store certain toxic molecules they use to deter herbivores.

Anteosaurus probably had leaner limbs than related herbivores so it seems that this animal could have been capable of running bursts, he says.

With vast deserts stretching north and south of the equator, Kent says, there would have been few plants available for the herbivores to survive the journey north for much of that time period.

With no tasty reward to offer, and no ants to protect the cotton from hungry herbivores, these plants suffered the most damage compared with native plants that didn’t have the transgene.

Are young Americans ready to move off the competitive playing field and onto the herbivore pastureland?

A garbage can is an herbivore grazing on stalks of ringworm.

In this way the great enemies of the individual herbivore are not the carnivores, but the other herbivores.

There are a few species of rodent-like animals—they're scavengers—and a herbivore we called the woods goat.


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