Influence of elaiosome on postdispersal dynamics of an ant-dispersed plant

Description: Specialized myrmecochorous plants bear an elaiosome attached to the seed. Ants benefit from food provided by this appendage and plants get their seeds eventually dispersed. Aside from the benefits conferred by seed dispersal, we hypothesize that the influence of the elaiosome might extend to late...
Language(s): Inglés
Subject(s): Myrmecochory , Elaiosome , Helleborus foetidus , Seed size , Postdispersal seed removal , Seedling survival
Publisher(s): Elsevier
Publication Date(s): 2011-08-11T10:14:28Z
Rights(s): closedAccess
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