Vitamin A and carotene contents of some wildlife foods

Journal of Wildlife Management
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In order to determine possible sources of vitamin A for quail, 37 species of insects and other invertebrates were analyzed for vitamin A and for carotene, and 26 species of seeds and fruits were assayed for carotene. The invertebrates showed no trace of vitamin A; but 8 herbivorous invertebrates and the praying mantis contained carotene. Most of the plants contained carotene--some of them a lot (dotted smartweed, some legumes, sumac, roses, bittersweet, etc.). The amount of carotene varied among plants of the same species and even among fruits on the same plant.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Vitamin A and carotene contents of some wildlife foods
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 13
Issue 3
Year Published 1949
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 271-274
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 271
Last page 274