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The Evolutionary Ecology of Ant-Plant Mutualisms

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Mutualistic interactions between ants and plants involve rewards offered by plants and services performed by ants in a mutually advantageous relationship. The rewards are principally food and/or nest sites, and ants in turn perform a number of services for plants: they disperse and plant seeds; they protect foliage, buds, and reproductive structures from enemies such as herbivores and seed predators; they fertilize plants with essential nutrients; and they may sometimes function as pollinators. In this book, initially ...

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The Evolutionary Ecology of Ant-Plant Mutualisms
2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521272728

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The Evolutionary Ecology of Ant-Plant Mutualisms
1985, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521252812

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