Tackenberg, Oliver and Römermann, Christine and Thompson, Ken and Poschlod, Peter (2006) What does diaspore morphology tell us about external animal dispersal? Evidence from standardized experiments measuring seed retention on animal-coats. Basic and Applied Ecology 7 (1), pp. 45-58.
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It is generally assumed that morphological structures like awns, bristles, or hooks increase retention potential of plant diaspores to the coats of animals, but this basic assumption has rarely been tested. In this paper we introduce a lab-experiment in which detachment rates of diaspores from mechanically shaken animal coats are measured using a standardized protocol and compared with ...
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|Date:||2 January 2006|
|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Botanik / Zellbiologie|
|Keywords:||Long distance dispersal; Seed dispersal; Epizoochory; Seed traits; Seed mass; Seed size; Seed shape; Sheep; Cattle; Functional traits|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 580 Botanical sciences|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||24 Jul 2006|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 09:39|