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Colony growth in Myrmica rubra with supplementation of myrmecochorous seeds

Fokuhl, Gerriet, Heinze, Jürgen and Poschlod, Peter (2007) Colony growth in Myrmica rubra with supplementation of myrmecochorous seeds. Ecological Research 22 (5), pp. 845-847.

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Myrmecochory is an important ant–plant relationship, which presumably has benefits for the reproductive success of ant colonies through the nutritional value of elaiosomes. In a feeding experiment, we provided elaiosomes of Scilla bifolia and Corydalis cava to colonies of Myrmica rubra. Seeds were transported by ant workers to their nests and the elaiosomes were removed afterwards. After 3 ...


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Item type:Article
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften
Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
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Keywords:Ant–plant mutualism; Caste determination; Colony growth; Elaiosome; Myrmecochory; Myrmica rubra
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 580 Botanical sciences
500 Science > 570 Life sciences
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:5662
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