|Title||13C values of an herbivore and the ratio of C3 to C4 plant carbon in its diet|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1979|
|Authors||Teeri JA, Schoeller D.A|
The 13C values of whole body samples of the beetle Tribolium castaneum are closely correlated with the 13C values of the plant carbon in its diet. The correlation is always high for diets ranging from 100% C4 to 100% C3 plant material. The degree of correlation is independent of the growth rate of the animals.